New Zealand trade mark holders warned about letters requesting

New Zealand trade mark Office

About New Zealand / April 2, 2016

All fees exclude GST (15%) and are in New Zealand Dollars (NZD).

Search and preliminary advice

Item Amount
Request for search (per class) $40
Request for preliminary advice (per class)


Application for a trade mark (per class) $150
Application for additional class(es) (per class)


Trade mark registrations (per class, every 10 years) $350


Notice of opposition by opponent
Hearing fee for each party $850


Application for revocation of registration of trade mark
Application for declaration of invalidity of registration

The preferred methods of payment for all fees are credit card, internet banking or direct debit.


A refund will only be considered where required or permitted by legislation. The following legislation applies:

Refunds will not be provided in the following circumstances:

  • Where the applicant has chosen to pay GST with their application. If the fees attached to an application include GST, the Office assumes GST is payable by the applicant and will receipt that GST.
  • Refunds will not be processed once a filing has been receipted and work has commenced on, or been completed on the filing.

Refund requests must be in writing and include the following information:

  • receipt date
  • receipt number
  • amount you are requesting be refunded
  • reason for refund
  • name of person/organisation the refund is to be paid to

If you have paid the fees using our direct debit system, the refund will show as an adjustment on your next direct debit statement.