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Built Environment Engineering

Welcome to your guide to information resources for Built Environment Engineering.

What is a patent?

"A patent gives you a legal right to stop others from making, using, or selling something you have invented for up to 20 years. Your rights only exist in the country or region where your patent is granted."  IPONZ

If you are filing a patent in New Zealand you may want to consider filing in other countries where your invention has commercial value.

Intellectual property

Intellectual Property at AUT

Intellectual property in New Zealand

Protect your ideas!  Register your trademark, company name, domain name or design.  Apply for patents.

Searching for patents

Before you begin in-depth research do an extensive search for similar patents in New Zealand and worldwide to ensure the work has not already been patented.  Espacenet is one of the best databases.

New Zealand patents

Searching for international patents