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Read the latest news, articles, and press releases from AJ Park.

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Type: Article

Publish date: 24 April 2017

Deadline set to stake a claim in conflicted .nz domain names

The Domain Name Commission has changed its policy on ‘conflicted’ second-level .nz domains. The change in policy means some domain registrants must act by October this year if they want a chance to obtain a second-level .nz domain.

Type: News

Publish date: 21 March 2017

AJ Park named finalist for the Australasian Law Awards

We're delighted to announce that we have made it to the finals of the 2017 Australasian Law Awards. We have been selected as a finalist for IP Specialist Firm of the year award.

Type: Article

Publish date: 07 March 2017

A tale of two crocodiles

Last week was an exciting week in the trade mark world, as the Supreme Court released its decision in a long standing dispute between Crocodile International and Lacoste.

Type: Article

Publish date: 28 February 2017

The new trans-Tasman patent attorney regime

On 24 February 2017, a single patent attorney regulatory regime between Australia and New Zealand came into force. This article looks at what the regime is and how this change in regulation affects our patent attorneys.

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.

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