Statistical Country Profiles

New Zealand

Population (Million): 4.69 (2016)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2011 US$ (PPP)): 165.51 (2016)

 

IP Filings (Resident + Abroad, Including Regional) and Economy

Year

Patent

Trademark

Industrial Design

GDP (Constant 2011 US$)

2007

3,497

31,686

4,688

140.20

2008

2,683

29,276

 

138.63

2009

2,996

26,845

 

138.21

2010

3,223

30,069

 

140.32

2011

3,061

31,472

3,148

143.51

2012

2,894

33,051

3,354

146.73

2013

3,450

33,917

3,329

150.33

2014

3,429

36,119

4,034

155.44

2015

3,287

38,290

3,176

159.22

2016

3,069

43,503

4,634

165.51

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

1,892

5,952

1,605

2008

1,256

4,468

1,427

2009

1,555

4,803

1,441

2010

1,585

5,051

1,638

2011

1,501

4,708

1,560

2012

1,425

5,674

1,469

2013

1,614

5,167

1,836

2014

1,636

6,092

1,793

2015

1,184

5,317

2,103

2016

1,075

5,311

1,994

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

491

3,101

437

2008

430

2,773

464

2009

457

2,955

541

2010

394

3,953

600

2011

326

4,384

678

2012

340

5,812

761

2013

298

4,454

742

2014

389

4,288

786

2015

344

3,915

799

2016

304

3,606

972

Patents in Force

Year

Patent in force

2007

34,004

2008

34,233

2009

34,739

2010

34,800

2011

35,700

2012

27,222

2013

28,217

2014

28,854

2015

40,802

2016

38,906

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

 

 

20

2008

 

 

24

2009

 

 

25

2010

 

 

29

2011

 

 

25

2012

 

 

36

2013

 

 

54

2014

 

 

45

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

43

 

Trademark

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

16,034

19,731

15,652

2008

14,445

18,041

14,831

2009

13,936

15,243

12,909

2010

14,051

17,372

16,018

2011

14,665

17,730

16,807

2012

15,876

17,987

17,175

2013

14,436

23,044

19,481

2014

15,650

23,952

20,469

2015

15,769

26,380

22,521

2016

16,577

29,253

26,926

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

3,840

4,701

11,185

2008

9,837

12,872

14,379

2009

7,086

7,209

15,612

2010

6,627

8,115

15,136

2011

5,524

6,083

13,066

2012

11,948

15,674

13,996

2013

12,398

24,027

19,091

2014

12,441

25,759

21,433

2015

13,359

29,187

23,606

2016

12,840

26,575

22,245

 

Industrial Design

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

583

1,235

4,105

2008

 

 

2,515

2009

 

 

1,844

2010

 

 

5,238

2011

1,021

2,519

2,127

2012

1,219

2,532

2,135

2013

956

1,956

2,373

2014

400

885

3,634

2015

345

984

2,831

2016

358

1,000

4,276

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

410

1,042

3,918

2008

 

 

2,909

2009

 

 

1,728

2010

2,374

3,285

2,847

2011

1,097

2,325

2,327

2012

812

2,357

1,824

2013

769

1,937

2,084

2014

286

777

2,163

2015

293

1,024

2,766

2016

249

932

3,437

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications Under the WIPO Systems

Year

PCT

Madrid

Hague

2008

358

12

 

2009

302

6

 

2010

309

12

 

2011

329

2

1

2012

303

49

 

2013

322

306

 

2014

348

346

 

2015

358

400

1

2016

307

409

1

2017

274

426

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2007

43

5,227

1,086

2008

70

3,188

906

2009

47

4,135

992

2010

46

4,374

1,142

2011

40

4,005

1,114

2012

36

3,822

989

2013

37

3,771

1,239

2014

61

4,351

1,295

2015

41

3,957

1,474

2016

63

3,763

1,362

 

PCT Top Applicants

PCT Applicant

2015

2016

2017

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED

51

38

32

POWERBYPROXI LIMITED

11

21

11

AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED

14

16

10

LANZATECH NEW ZEALAND LIMITED

12

9

7

SNPSHOT TRUSTEE LIMITED

5

 

6

PUREDEPTH LIMITED

 

 

5

VICTORIA LINK LIMITED

11

2

5

GALLAGHER GROUP LIMITED

1

 

4

A2 MILK COMPANY LIMITED

2

1

3

BRAND DEVELOPERS LTD

 

1

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Madrid Applicant

2015

2016

2017

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED

12

12

9

FOSTER MOORE INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

 

 

6

ARTRIX LIMITED

 

 

5

EHJ IP LIMITED

 

 

5

FAR EAST CONSORTIUM (IP) HOLDING LIMITED

 

 

5

KONO NZ LP

4

1

5

TECHEMY LIMITED

 

 

5

A2 MILK COMPANY LIMITED

1

6

4

BRENDAN JON LINDSAY

 

 

4

LES MILLS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED

4

2

4

 

Source: WIPO statistics database. Last updated: 3/2018

• The statistics are based on data collected from IP offices or extracted from WIPO's operational databases. 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 European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) 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.
• Application class count: The number of classes specified in a trademark application. In the international trademark system and at certain national and regional offices, an applicant can file a trademark application that specifies one or more of the 45 goods and services classes of the Nice Classification. Offices use a single- or multi-class filing system. For example, the offices of Japan, the Republic of Korea and the United States of America (US) as well as many European IP offices have multi-class filing systems. The offices of Brazil, Malaysia and Mexico follow a single-class filing system, requiring a separate application for each class in which an applicant seeks trademark protection. To capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration class counts.
• Application design count: The number of designs contained in an industrial design application. Under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, it is possible for an applicant to obtain protection for up to 100 industrial designs for products belonging to one and the same class by filing a single application. Some national or regional IP offices allow applications to contain more than one design for the same product or within the same class, while others allow only one design per application. In order to capture the differences in application numbers across offices, it is useful to compare their respective application and registration design counts.
• Contact information: Economics and Statistics Division, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: Ipstats.mail@wipo.int.