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New Zealand: Intellectual Property Documentation

The following is a detailed list of the New Zealand intellectual property documentation held within the British Library IP collection.

Intellectual Property stock locations

IP Open Access: Always available in the Business & IP Centre

IP Reserve South: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in typically 1-3 hours

IP Reserve North: In secure storage, can be delivered to the Centre in 48+ hours. If a nine-digit number is shown under "location", these can be ordered for use in the Centre by registered readers through Explore the British Library. Please type the number into the Explore search box to rapidly retrieve the record.

IP Reserve Material cannot be ordered for same-day delivery after 16:00. Sometimes the service may not be available all day on Saturday due to staffing. Some Reserve Material may not be available at times due to stock movements. Please contact us before your visit to check.


Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand

Number or date range

Patent specifications

Provisional specifications (A specs)5005 - 54690MicroformIP Reserve North
Granted specifications142553 - to dateMicroformIP Reserve North
1861 - 1879
Specifications1 - 498PaperIP Reserve South
(These specifications are collected in bound volumes, one for 1861 - 1873 and then annually, each of which contains a name index and subject index for those which it contains.)

Patent Databases

Patent Searchcirca 200001 - to dateOnline


Patent Office Journal (includes abridgements and annual name index)last six yearsOnline
 2003 (one issue)CD/DVDIP Reserve North
 1912 - 1999PaperIP Reserve South
New Zealand Gazette (includes quarterly name index from 1896 and abridgements from 1899)1896 - 1912PaperIP Reserve South
Annual Report (includes name indexes during this period)1893 - 1911PaperIP Reserve South
Name Index to Patents1861 - 1889PaperIP Reserve South
Patent List1880 - 1888PaperIP Reserve South

Official Journals

New Zealand Gazette1889 - 1912PaperIP Reserve South

Legal Decisions

Office Decisions1957 - to dateOnline
List of Decisions1957 - to dateOnline

Miscellaneous Patent Publications

Annual Report (includes name indexes 1893 - 1911)1889 - 2003 (some large gaps)PaperIP Reserve South

Trade Marks

Trade Mark SearchCurrentOnline
List of Trade Marks1868 - 1880PaperIP Reserve South
Trade Mark List (manuscript)1866 - 1880PaperIP Reserve South
Name Index to Trade Marks1868 - 1906PaperIP Reserve South
(Trade mark information also included in main official journal)


Design Searchcirca 1980 - to dateOnline
(Design information also included in main official journal)