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AJ Park is recognised internationally as New Zealand’s leading provider of IP services and advice. We have one of the largest teams of IP specialists in the Australasian region. AJ Park has won the Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year award at the New Zealand Law Awards for several consecutive years.
With multiple qualifications as registered patent attorneys, lawyers, engineers and scientists, AJ Park has 26 principals and over 170 staff in Auckland and Wellington.
For over 128 years, AJ Park has been fostering innovation in New Zealand by helping companies and individuals identify, develop, protect, commercialise, manage, and enforce their IP rights.
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In this article written by Asia IP, Paul Johns (AJ Park Principal) discusses a recent High Court decision involving divorce, art and…
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There has been a trend recently, especially during the pandemic, of increased use of electronic signatures to sign documents. We have seen…
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As part of the review of the Plant Variety Rights (PVR) Act 1987, the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) has…
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In April 2021, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of New Zealand upheld a complaint against a radio advertisement that mispronounced the Māori…
Article \ 21 May 2021
The distinctiveness standard for stylised trade marks in New Zealand
In New Zealand, a trade mark must not be registered if it has no distinctive character under section 18(1)(b) of the Trade…
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