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Type: News

Publish date: 10 February 2017

New trade mark scam operating in New Zealand

We have become aware of a new trade mark scam operating in New Zealand. Letters on the letterhead of IPTP International Patent & Trademark Publications are being sent to trade mark owners advising that a registration fee is payable.

Type: Article

Publish date: 19 January 2017

Legal privilege - what is it and whose advice is privileged

The principle of legal professional privilege protects communications between legal advisers and clients being disclosed without the client’s permission. In this article I explain what privilege is and when it attaches, and suggest ways to protect against accidental waiver of privilege.

Type: Article

Publish date: 13 December 2016

Record damages award in asparagus grader case overturned

Before commencing proceedings for copyright infringement, it is vital to ensure the party seeking damages against an infringer is not only entitled to do so, but is also able to recover the particular type of damages sought. The Courts may not always be as lenient as they were in the latest Oraka case.

Type: Article

Publish date: 28 November 2016

Geographical indications set for New Zealand

The Act to bring New Zealand's long-dormant geographical indications (GI) registration scheme into force has been passed by parliament.

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Sharon Zhu

Patent Executive

Sharon is a patent executive in AJ Park’s Auckland engineering and IT...