Guide to protecting your invention overseas (for NZ clients)

This resource outlines the options for protecting an invention overseas, with indicative timeframes and costs.

Guide  \  27 Sep 2017

A New Zealand patent protects an invention in New Zealand only. To get patent protection overseas, you must either:

  • file patent applications with intellectual property offices in overseas countries, or

  • file an international application under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT).

This information sheet explains the options for protecting your invention overseas, and gives you indicative timeframes and costs.


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