Guide to protecting your invention overseas (for NZ clients)
This resource outlines the options for protecting an invention overseas, with indicative timeframes and costs.
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.