Statistical Country Profiles



New Zealand

Population (Million): 5.12 (2021)

Gross Domestic Product (Billion US$)(Constant 2017 US$ (PPP)): 221.82 (2021)

 

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

Year

Patent

Trademark (class count)

Industrial Design (design count)

GDP (Constant 2017 US$)

2012

2,898

33,056

3,354

170.95

2013

3,453

33,865

3,330

175.56

2014

3,431

36,119

4,034

182.25

2015

3,291

38,262

3,204

189.08

2016

3,065

43,319

4,638

196.20

2017

3,184

41,265

4,711

203.22

2018

3,039

47,905

6,882

210.05

2019

2,177

47,589

4,340

214.66

2020

2,377

50,817

6,262

211.97

2021

2,679

55,212

5,992

221.82

 

Patent

Patent Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,425

5,674

1,473

2013

1,614

5,167

1,839

2014

1,636

6,092

1,795

2015

1,184

5,317

2,107

2016

1,075

5,311

1,990

2017

1,014

5,146

2,170

2018

1,017

5,221

2,022

2019

324

5,690

1,853

2020

348

5,417

2,029

2021

330

6,522

2,349

Patent Grants

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

340

5,812

761

2013

298

4,454

742

2014

389

4,288

786

2015

344

3,915

800

2016

304

3,606

966

2017

177

2,253

990

2018

82

1,957

1,154

2019

94

1,548

1,066

2020

71

1,770

1,240

2021

69

2,080

1,264

Patents in Force

Year

Patents in Force

2012

27,222

2013

28,217

2014

28,854

2015

40,802

2016

38,906

2017

36,157

2018

33,331

2019

30,519

2020

28,048

2021

25,749

Utility Model Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

 

 

36

2013

 

 

54

2014

 

 

45

2015

 

 

34

2016

 

 

45

2017

 

 

36

2018

 

 

23

2019

 

 

50

2020

 

 

68

2021

 

 

78

 

Trademark (class count)

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

15,876

17,987

17,180

2013

14,436

23,046

19,429

2014

15,650

23,955

20,469

2015

15,769

26,382

22,493

2016

16,577

29,121

26,742

2017

17,099

30,111

24,166

2018

17,806

32,479

30,099

2019

18,081

32,663

29,508

2020

22,625

33,017

28,192

2021

24,087

42,627

31,125

Number of Classes Specified in Trademark Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

11,948

15,673

13,985

2013

12,398

23,999

19,090

2014

12,441

25,735

21,433

2015

13,359

29,155

23,503

2016

12,840

26,564

22,229

2017

13,819

32,336

23,968

2018

14,995

33,262

26,911

2019

14,851

34,516

30,687

2020

16,282

34,056

27,592

2021

20,063

38,202

30,503

 

Industrial Design (design count)

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Applications

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

1,219

2,532

2,135

2013

956

1,956

2,374

2014

400

885

3,634

2015

345

984

2,859

2016

358

1,000

4,280

2017

343

948

4,368

2018

463

1,118

6,419

2019

321

960

4,019

2020

352

1,015

5,910

2021

320

1,111

5,672

Number of Designs in Industrial Design Registrations

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

812

2,357

1,824

2013

769

1,937

2,084

2014

286

777

2,163

2015

293

1,024

2,798

2016

249

932

3,443

2017

299

968

4,341

2018

311

1,015

5,670

2019

341

991

4,254

2020

277

1,076

6,601

2021

254

986

4,361

 

International Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Applications via WIPO Administered Treaties

Year

PCT System

Madrid System

Hague System

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

298

543

1

2021

371

534

 

PCT National Phase Entry (Direct and via Regional Office)

Year

Resident

Non-Resident

Abroad

2012

36

3,822

993

2013

37

3,771

1,243

2014

61

4,351

1,297

2015

41

3,957

1,478

2016

63

3,763

1,359

2017

94

4,012

1,571

2018

107

3,977

1,346

2019

82

4,332

1,187

2020

116

4,269

1,226

2021

117

5,092

1,415

 

PCT Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED

26

36

37

WETA DIGITAL LIMITED

 

 

25

VICTORIA LINK LIMITED

9

5

8

AUCKLAND UNISERVICES LIMITED

18

12

7

GLOBALFORCE IP LIMITED

 

 

6

SOUL MACHINES LIMITED

 

6

5

FISHER & PAYKEL APPLIANCES LIMITED

1

5

4

HOLMES SOLUTIONS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP

1

2

4

FLEXIDRILL LIMITED

1

 

3

OPUM TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

 

2

3

 

Madrid Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

JEUNEORA LIMITED

3

14

30

FISHER & PAYKEL HEALTHCARE LIMITED

9

12

14

WETA DIGITAL LIMITED

 

 

10

AROA BIOSURGERY LIMITED

1

 

7

FONTERRA TM LIMITED

4

5

7

JJK GROUP LIMITED

 

1

7

NANOLAYR LIMITED

 

 

7

PREMIUM LIQUOR CO. LIMITED

 

 

7

BUTTERWORTH TE MUNA ESTATE LIMITED

 

 

5

CABRIKAAN PRODUCTIONS LIMITED

 

 

4

 

Hague Top Applicants

Applicant

2019

2020

2021

 

Source: WIPO statistics database; last updated: 11/2022

• 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.