Guide to filing a design application in New Zealand
This resource outlines the steps involved in filing a design application in New Zealand.
Guide \ 27 Sep 2017
Designs can be registered to protect new features of an article's appearance. Registered designs protect features that affect how a product looks, like its features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation.
This information sheets sets out the steps involved in filing a design application in New Zealand, including specific filing requirements, additional requirements for convention applications, the registration process, the term of protection, and enforcing registered designs.