Statistical Country Profiles



New Zealand

Population (Million): 4.92 (2019)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 210.88 (2019)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2010

3,222

30,069

 

161.26

2011

3,061

31,472

3,177

165.07

2012

2,894

33,051

3,354

168.76

2013

3,449

33,917

3,329

173.20

2014

3,429

36,119

4,034

179.48

2015

3,287

38,269

3,204

185.98

2016

3,063

43,319

4,637

192.81

2017

3,183

41,270

4,711

198.91

2018

3,039

47,906

6,881

206.40

2019

2,173

47,865

4,340

210.88

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

1,585

5,051

1,637

2011

1,501

4,708

1,560

2012

1,425

5,674

1,469

2013

1,614

5,167

1,835

2014

1,636

6,092

1,793

2015

1,184

5,317

2,103

2016

1,075

5,311

1,988

2017

1,014

5,146

2,169

2018

1,017

5,221

2,022

2019

324

5,690

1,849

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

394

3,953

599

2011

326

4,384

676

2012

340

5,812

760

2013

298

4,454

742

2014

389

4,288

786

2015

344

3,915

799

2016

304

3,606

966

2017

177

2,253

989

2018

82

1,957

1,154

2019

94

1,548

1,066

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2010

34,800

2011

35,700

2012

27,222

2013

28,217

2014

28,854

2015

40,802

2016

38,906

2017

36,157

2018

33,331

2019

30,519

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

29

2011

 

 

25

2012

 

 

36

2013

 

 

54

2014

 

 

45

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

45

2017

 

 

36

2018

 

 

23

2019

 

 

50

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

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

23,955

20,469

2015

15,769

26,382

22,500

2016

16,577

29,120

26,742

2017

17,099

30,111

24,171

2018

17,806

32,473

30,100

2019

18,081

32,634

29,784

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

6,627

8,115

15,136

2011

5,524

6,083

13,066

2012

11,948

15,673

13,996

2013

12,398

23,999

19,091

2014

12,441

25,735

21,433

2015

13,359

29,155

23,503

2016

12,840

26,564

22,243

2017

13,819

32,336

23,990

2018

14,995

33,262

26,939

2019

14,851

34,513

30,691

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

 

 

5,238

2011

1,021

2,519

2,156

2012

1,219

2,532

2,135

2013

956

1,956

2,373

2014

400

885

3,634

2015

345

984

2,859

2016

358

1,000

4,279

2017

343

948

4,368

2018

463

1,118

6,418

2019

321

960

4,019

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

2,374

3,285

2,847

2011

1,097

2,325

2,356

2012

812

2,357

1,824

2013

769

1,937

2,084

2014

286

777

2,163

2015

293

1,024

2,794

2016

249

932

3,443

2017

299

968

4,341

2018

311

1,015

5,670

2019

341

991

4,254

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

2011

329

2

1

2012

303

49

 

2013

322

306

 

2014

348

346

 

2015

358

397

1

2016

307

409

1

2017

273

418

 

2018

275

487

4

2019

249

565

2

2020

311

547

1

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2010

46

4,374

1,141

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

1,357

2017

94

4,012

1,570

2018

107

3,977

1,346

2019

82

4,332

1,183

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED

40

26

36

AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED

22

18

12

FONTERRA CO-OPERATIVE GROUP LIMITED

1

2

6

SOUL MACHINES LIMITED

 

 

6

FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES LIMITED

3

1

5

VICTORIA LINK LIMITED

5

9

5

AGRESEARCH LIMITED

2

 

4

ASSA ABLOY NEW ZEALAND LIMITED

2

2

4

MASSEY UNIVERSITY

 

1

4

KENNEDY TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

 

 

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

JEUNEORA LIMITED

3

3

14

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED

12

9

12

BIO-START LTD

 

 

8

STYLEBENDER LIMITED

 

 

8

ALPINE DRINKS NZ LIMITED

 

5

6

CSI CAPITAL LIMITED

2

 

6

BLIS TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

3

 

5

BLUELAB DESIGN LIMITED

2

 

5

DAVID MURRAY MELROSE

 

1

5

FONTERRA TM LIMITED

 

4

5

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2018

2019

2020

SIMON CHRISTIAN WOODWARD

1

 

1

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 03/2021

• 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 application at the Eurasian Patent Organization (EAPO), the African Intellectual Property Organization (OAPI), the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property (BOIP), the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) or the Patent Office of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC Patent Office) is multiplied by the corresponding number of member states ; whereas one application at the European Patent Office (EPO) or the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) is counted as one application abroad if the applicant does not reside in a member state, or as one resident application and one application abroad (two applications) if the applicant resides in a member state, due to lack of information on designations.
• 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. 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: Department for Economics and Data Analytics, WIPO. Tel.: +41-22-338-91-11, email: ipstats.mail@wipo.int.