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Articles \ 7 Feb 2012
My - what a shambles!
Registering your trade mark gives you monopoly rights beyond those you would otherwise have through just using your trade mark. But not…
Articles \ 17 Jan 2012
Are you on board with your IP strategy?
No matter the size of your business, if you are a director you have certain responsibilities that come with that role. It…
Articles \ 22 Dec 2011
Heart in the mouth for The Vatican
Earlier this year our clients had an opportunity to block their trade marks from registration in the .xxx space during the ICM…
Articles \ 16 Dec 2011
Patents are a virtue: The patent office
An often overlooked source of market intelligence is the patent office. It publishes information about patent and trade mark applications that are made…
Articles \ 1 Dec 2011
IP strategy in the boardroom
Intellectual property (IP) is a key element in business success, yet directors and their boards often give it limited attention.
What are the…
Articles \ 23 Nov 2011
How the KOHA trade mark dispute could've been avoided
Twelve years ago, a Horowhenua library developed its own cataloguing software, brand name KOHA, and released it as open source software, available…
Articles \ 3 Nov 2011
If you take the fight, make it worth it
Increasingly businesses of all shapes and sizes are recognising what an important role Intellectual Property (IP) plays within their business.
Often an IP…
Articles \ 2 Nov 2011
People are becoming increasingly aware that companies are keeping tabs on them and trading their personal information.
They are miffed about this, to…
Articles \ 27 Oct 2011
At the heart of every successful business is something valuable, yet intangible - such as knowledge, ideas, reputation, brands, new technology, concepts,…