Statistical Country Profiles

New Zealand

Population (Million): 4.6 (2015) (Rank = 122)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 159.76 (2015) (Rank = 64)

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy
Year Patent Trademark Industrial Design GDP (Constant 2011 US$)
2001 2,711 12,202 681 112.61
2002 2,751 11,523 503 118.10
2003 2,800 14,622 880 123.58
2004 2,770 15,029 1,106 128.29
2005 3,239 14,209 1,379 132.65
2006 3,645 17,088 1,480 136.53
2007 3,497 17,408 2,000 140.44
2008 2,683 15,696 1,894 138.60
2009 2,996 15,161 1,593 137.86
2010 3,223 16,280 1,994 139.75
2011 3,061 17,019 1,546 143.51
2012 2,894 17,767 1,619 147.43
2013 3,450 18,375 1,832 149.76
2014 3,429 20,061 2,196 154.51
2015 3,282 19,334 1,831 159.76
Patent Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 1,768 24 5,507 18 943 23
2002 1,839 23 5,109 17 912 23
2003 1,845 23 5,028 17 955 25
2004 1,631 26 4,900 19 1,139 25
2005 1,893 26 5,112 20 1,346 24
2006 2,153 26 5,212 19 1,492 25
2007 1,892 27 5,952 18 1,605 25
2008 1,256 31 4,468 22 1,427 25
2009 1,555 29 4,803 19 1,441 25
2010 1,585 30 5,051 20 1,638 25
2011 1,501 29 4,708 20 1,560 27
2012 1,425 29 5,674 19 1,469 28
2013 1,614 27 5,167 20 1,836 28
2014 1,636 27 6,092 20 1,793 28
2015 1,184 31 5,317 20 2,098 27
Patent Applications by Top Fields of Technology (2001 - 2015)
Field of Technology Share
Civil engineering 8.08
Medical technology 7.50
Other special machines 6.94
Pharmaceuticals 6.86
Biotechnology 6.19
Handling 5.60
Food chemistry 5.23
Electrical machinery, apparatus, energy 4.65
Furniture, games 4.63
Transport 4.28
Others 40.04
Patent Grants
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 258 33 3,281 11 350 23
2002 391 31 2,191 15 406 25
2003 1,018 20 9,106 8 436 25
2004 419 27 5,152 11 471 25
2005 391 30 3,798 14 504 24
2006 416 31 2,996 17 496 25
2007 491 27 3,101 16 437 27
2008 430 30 2,773 15 464 28
2009 457 32 2,955 16 541 27
2010 394 31 3,953 15 600 27
2011 326 37 4,384 14 678 26
2012 340 33 5,812 10 761 27
2013 298 38 4,454 13 742 29
2014 389 33 4,288 16 786 29
2015 344 34 3,915 15 799 28
Patents in Force
Year Patents in Force Rank
2004 34,524 20
2005 34,182 21
2006 34,291 19
2007 34,004 20
2008 34,233 22
2009 34,739 23
2010 34,800 24
2011 35,700 24
2012 27,222 28
2013 28,217 29
2014 28,854 28
2015 40,802 24
Utility Model Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001         10 28
2002         19 27
2003         27 27
2004         13 30
2005         9 35
2006         9 34
2007         20 30
2008         24 32
2009         25 32
2010         29 30
2011         25 34
2012         36 31
2013         54 27
2014         45 30
2015         34 32
Trademark Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 8,382 23 12,232 22 3,820 33
2002 8,818 24 11,277 18 2,705 36
2003 10,435 23 12,784 15 4,187 35
2004 8,426 34 7,864 32 6,603 30
2005 8,269 37 8,564 30 5,940 33
2006 9,751 34 9,075 29 7,337 33
2007 9,665 35 9,945 25 7,743 37
2008 8,330 39 9,252 29 7,366 39
2009 8,438 39 7,752 27 6,723 39
2010 8,429 41 8,695 28 7,851 39
2011 8,632 40 9,116 26 8,387 38
2012 9,241 37 8,955 28 8,526 38
2013 8,087 41 10,819 25 10,288 40
2014 8,910 36 11,387 24 11,151 40
2015 8,791 38 11,934 20 10,543 41
Trademark Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 6,980 19 13,510 10 1,303 33
2002 7,035 19 11,343 14 1,394 34
2003 7,731 16 11,092 14 2,357 35
2004 5,881 24 6,431 28 3,824 31
2005 3,162 40 3,554 59 5,501 29
2006 2,521 40 2,547 73 5,189 36
2007 2,544 46 2,718 76 5,792 35
2008 5,495 35 6,953 32 6,880 37
2009 4,356 35 4,085 43 7,528 36
2010 4,117 40 4,441 41 7,592 39
2011 3,383 44 3,515 54 6,535 38
2012 6,774 36 8,012 21 6,833 39
2013 7,069 34 10,513 19 9,459 38
2014 6,871 35 10,558 24 9,679 40
2015 7,104 36 11,796 18 10,506 38
Industrial Design Applications
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 525 30 367 52 156 25
2002 365 36 533 39 138 21
2003 388 35 806 28 492 26
2004 247 44 842 25 859 27
2005 352 40 956 17 1,027 28
2006 466 39 1,133 15 1,014 28
2007 484 36 1,061 18 1,516 28
2008 351 43 983 20 1,543 27
2009 475 38 766 18 1,118 33
2010 449 40 849 17 1,545 31
2011 391 42 851 19 1,155 39
2012 456 41 946 19 1,163 37
2013 385 45 801 22 1,447 37
2014 400 44 885 21 1,796 34
2015 345 44 984 20 1,486 35
Industrial Design Registrations
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001 437 27 364 49 169 22
2002 310 34 546 37 117 21
2003 337 35 610 34 312 26
2004 247 40 842 19 780 29
2005 194 43 790 15 1,031 29
2006 297 42 1,021 16 970 30
2007 392 37 1,019 17 1,323 28
2008 404 37 1,129 17 1,666 28
2009 317 38 801 18 1,049 33
2010 338 40 734 18 1,430 31
2011 250 47 762 18 1,192 36
2012 300 42 854 18 1,041 35
2013 302 45 769 22 1,355 38
2014 286 45 777 22 1,429 36
2015 293 44 1,024 19 1,411 36
International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties
Year PCT System Rank Madrid System Rank Hague System Rank
2001 288 25 1 61    
2002 299 26        
2003 300 25        
2004 340 25 6 58    
2005 350 25 8 59    
2006 354 26 13 55    
2007 400 26 10 58    
2008 358 29 12 56    
2009 302 28 6 64    
2010 309 28 12 57    
2011 329 27 2 77 1 39
2012 303 29 49 49    
2013 322 30 306 25    
2014 348 29 346 22    
2015 358 29 400 24 1 49
PCT Top Applicants (Publication Year = 2015)
Applicant Publication Rank
FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED 51 431
AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED 14 1466
LANZATECH NEW ZEALAND LIMITED 12 1688
POWERBYPROXI LIMITED 11 1826
VICTORIA LINK LIMITED 11 1826
CROWN EQUIPMENT LIMITED 7 2702
WARATAH NZ LIMITED 7 2702
COMPAC TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED 5 3595
NINE IP LIMITED 5 3595
SNPSHOT TRUSTEE LIMITED 5 3595
PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)
Year Resident Rank Non-Resident Rank Abroad Rank
2001     4,548 12 405 20
2002     4,440 15 423 21
2003     4,097 14 462 21
2004 52 27 4,220 15 680 25
2005 37 32 4,440 15 915 23
2006 36 33 4,458 14 998 24
2007 43 32 5,227 15 1,086 24
2008 70 28 3,188 18 906 26
2009 47 34 4,135 15 992 25
2010 46 35 4,374 17 1,142 25
2011 40 36 4,005 17 1,114 27
2012 36 37 3,822 17 989 27
2013 37 37 3,771 19 1,239 26
2014 61 34 4,351 19 1,295 26
2015 41 37 3,957 17 1,469 26
Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated : 05/2017
The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from the PATSTAT database (for statistics by field of technology). Data might be missing for some years and offices or may be incomplete for some origins. The data relating to population and gross domestic product (GDP) are from the UN Statistics Division and the World Bank.
A resident filing refers to an application filed in the country by its own resident; whereas a non-resident filing refers to the one filed by a foreign applicant. An abroad filing refers to an application filed by this country's resident at a foreign office.
Where an office provides total filings without breaking them down into resident and non-resident filings, WIPO divides the total count using the historical share of resident filings at that office.
IP filings and Economy lists patent, trademark and industrial design filings worldwide by applicants from this country (resident + abroad).
One filing at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP) or the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is treated as equavalent of multiple abroad filings at each member state; whereas one filing at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one abroad filing due to lack of information on designation.
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