Story: Inventions, patents and trademarks

Number of patent applications

These graphs show the number of applications made to the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand since 1995 for patents, trademarks and designs. The number of overseas applications for a patent in New Zealand rose sharply, while the number of applications made from within New Zealand remained relatively steady. The number of applications for a trademark increased three times since 1995, while the number of design applications barely changed.

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Source: Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

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Mark Derby, 'Inventions, patents and trademarks - Patents in New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/25391/number-of-patent-applications (accessed 15 October 2019)

Story by Mark Derby, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 24 Feb 2015