Patent And Trademark
Attorneys In New Zealand

We are one of the leading IP firms in New Zealand and provide a wide range of services including patents, trademarks, designs, patent enforcement, IP strategy and management.

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Martin IP provides affordable IP services that help businesses to protect their inventive ideas, products and designs across New Zealand. We are uniquely positioned in procuring rights for important technology and assets due to our wealth of domestic and international experience. For patents, in particular, we can prepare applications with a distinct international view uncommon in Australia and New Zealand.

In today’s global economy, the US market forms a central part of any export-oriented business strategy. Depending upon your technology, we are able to directly file patent applications with the US Patent & Trademark Office or utilise our network of trusted associates.

Protect Your Intellectual Property With The Best Support

We have a team of qualified and professional IP attorneys who provide insightful assistance in IP management.

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Patent Portfolio Management

Get affordable and convenient portfolio management service which takes care of renewals and filing of applications.

IP Strategy Management

Our attorneys offer advice on gaining a competitive edge and reducing business risks through effective IP strategy management.

Designs Registration

The best way to ensure a competitive advantage is to secure the visual appearance of your products through design registration.

Trademarks Applications

Get your goods and services identified by your trademark to become a credible entity among consumers.

IP Enforcement

Martin IP provides all possible help in salvaging the reputation of your business in case of IP infringement.

Overseas Registration

Our firm is one of the best-positioned firms in New Zealand to protect your innovations in the US market.

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Intellectual Property brings along Infinite Possibilities that is why you need Intelligent Protection

Book an appointment with our attorneys and get an insightful review of your intellectual property rights and its management. We can also assist you in litigation and dispute settlement cases.

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Why Choose Us

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We are a full-service IP firm practising in patents, trademarks, and designs.

Efficient Service

We know the importance of responsiveness and integrity.

Trustworthy Advice

We are highly recommended by our clients for legal advice.

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Competitive Advantage

We align the IP strategy with your business goals for success.

IP Specialists

We protect, maintain, commercialise and enforce your IP assets.

Safeguard your brand and its reputation with our advice.
We have worked across industries and tailored our approach to suit the individual needs of our clients.

Our Services

Exceptional Service Within Your Budget

We have a wealth of practical knowledge and maintain the highest standards of professionalism by being responsive and sincere in every communication.

Patent Law
Patents

Our experienced patent attorneys assess your invention and assist in getting a patent registration for your inventive substance, procedure or device. We provide help in searching the patent databases across the globe to ensure that it does not match with any other inventions. A registered patent provides our clients with the right to commercially exploit the invention for a fixed term. We take care to evaluate your competitor’s work to ascertain that your patent is not infringing their patents.

Whether you are filing an application for a standard patent or an innovation patent, we are happy to help and guide you through the process. You can also opt for a provisional application to decide the filing date until you determine whether you want to get the patent or not.

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Trademarks

Every business owner understands the need for a trademark as it differentiates his/her products and services from that of the competitor. It protects your brand in the cluttered marketplace and extends exclusive rights to use, sell and license your trademarked assets. Our attorneys can aid in taking action against people who try to use your trademark without authorisation. A trademark is different from a design as the latter needs to be unique and new, while the former does not.

Our trademark attorneys take charge of maintaining your trademarks by reminding you to pay the renewal fee on time. They also help you in making any changes in the registration details, such as an address update etc. We guide you on the commercialisation of your trademark.

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Designs

Martin IP attorneys are experts in design registration and management. The registration helps in protecting the unique visual appearance of your products so that it is not copied by the competitors. It can be any shape, pattern or embellishment that is distinguishing and new. You can safeguard it for five years and renew the protection for another five years. Registration means that you have the exclusive rights to use, sell and licence it.

Our attorneys help in getting the registration and certification for your design, which allows you to get a legally enforceable right over it. Through the management of your design, you can take legal action against infringers, get the application amended for updates and renew the design for another term.

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IP Strategy

At Martin IP, our patent and trademark attorneys understand the significance of an effective IP strategy which can take your business to new heights of success. Our seasoned attorneys play a vital role in devising such a plan which is in line with your business goals. We leave no stone unturned in securing a competitive advantage for your company in the marketplace. We endeavour to help you achieve better output through the best commercial utilisation of your intangible assets.

Our recommendations and advice go a long way in creating valuable assets which are efficiently protected and used. Whether you wish to expand your business into new territories or secure funds from investors, we will aid you in making informed decisions.

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Patent Searches That Are Beneficial

It is vital to search the patent databases before filing a patent application. Our attorneys can help you in carrying out thorough research to avoid the loss of money by applying for an existing patent. You can also conduct the search on your own by using online search tools such as The Lens and Google Patents. You can rely on AusPat for Australia specific patent searches if you need protection in Australia.

While searching use the keywords which define your invention in the best possible way and try all different ways of descriptions. You must also check the competitor’s patents to ensure that there is no similarity between the two. You can provide your attorney with information to streamline the process further.

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Martin IP Has Been Safeguarding Inventions To Generate Profits From Ideas!

Our thoroughly professional and experienced patent and trademark attorneys in New Zealand are committed to creating robust businesses with the help of active IP portfolio management systems.

Frequently Asked Questions

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If you have any confusions or concerns related to IP protection, take a look at our FAQs.

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No, your New Zealand patent is valid only in New Zealand. You will have to file for a patent in Australia separately if you intend to expand your business to the country. It is an expensive process, so you must consider the decision financially before taking the decision.
It is important to check that the patent or trademark is not already in use by searching the databases across the world. You can take help from your attorney to establish that your invention is truly unique and new.
With the help of licensing, you can lease the right to use your IP to a third party by signing an agreement with them. The contract must define the terms and conditions of usage and authorisation given to the licensee by the owner of IP. It helps in generating royalties.
The IP strategy is created keeping your business objectives in mind. It utilises and protects your intangible assets for increased profits. The planning can help in amplifying the value of your IP to generate a stable income.

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Latest News
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Want to know more about all the latest happenings in intellectual property management, and the legal aspects that can protect your original ideas? Keep track of the posts shared by our veteran attorneys in the space below.

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