Guide to protecting your trade mark in New Zealand
This resource outlines the process you follow to get a trade mark registered in New Zealand
Guide \ 27 Sep 2017
A registered trade mark in New Zealand:
must be distinctive of your goods or services
can include words, symbols, logos, images, sounds or smells
gives the owner the right to be the only person (or organisation) to use it
can be bought or sold as an asset
must be used so legal rights are not lost.
This information sheet sets out the process you follow to get a trade mark registered in New Zealand, and includes information about what makes a trade mark registrable and how long registration of a trade mark lasts.