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Type: Article

Publish date: 07 June 2017

Should innovation patents be kept?

There's been some recent comment about the usefulness of Australian innovation patents, and whether they should be kept. Daniel Hearn looks at the pros and cons.

Type: Article

Publish date: 07 June 2017

Don’t get caught offside

The DHL NZ Lions Series has hit our shores. With the flood of rugby enthusiasts into the country and businesses looking to benefit over the next six weeks, now is a good time to brush up on the advertising dos and don’ts for operating during the Series.

Type: Article

Publish date: 31 May 2017

Unsolicited letters regarding trade mark renewals

An organisation calling itself ‘PTMO – Patent and Trademark Organisation’ is sending notices to owners of trade mark registrations in New Zealand offering to renew their trade marks at a highly inflated cost.

Type: Article

Publish date: 01 May 2017

Lacoste shakes up New Zealand trade mark law

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Crocodile International Pte Ltd v Lacoste [2017] NZSC 14 has redrawn the law around trade mark non-use revocations in New Zealand.

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