October 10, 2019

IPONZ fee changes

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has announced changes to its official fees which will come into force on 13 February 2020.

Official fees relating to patent matters are the most affected with many new fees and existing fees increasing by 100% or more.

Significant fee increases to patent application filing fees, examination request fees and excess claim fees will be avoided if patent applications and/or requests for examination are filed before 13 February 2020.

James & Wells’ fee schedule will be updated and distributed to clients early in 2020, but if you would like further information in the interim please contact us.

The fee changes can be found here.

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