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Article \ 6 Oct 2023
How is traditional Māori knowledge recognised within New Zealand’s IP…
Mātauranga Māori is a term that appears in government policy and is apparent in Treaty Claims and some legislation. Here we consider how certain New Zealand intellectual property laws expressly recognise and respect aspects of Māori culture and traditional knowledge, and what additional steps could be taken to further protect taonga works and mātauranga Māori from inappropriate or offensive use by third parties.
Article \ 5 Oct 2023
Intellectual property in the final frontier - AJ Park marks…
4-10 October is World Space Week, and this year's theme is “Space and Entrepreneurship”. In recognition of World Space Week, Principal Anton Blijlevens, leader of the firm's Aerospace team, shared some of his space IP insights with us.
Article \ 4 Oct 2023
What’s in a name – and who can use it?…
Nadene Lomu, widow of the famous All Black number 11, Jonah Lomu, has brought to light her complaints about a potential documentary covering her late husband, arguing that anything to do with her husband must be approved and cleared through her as the owner of trade marks filed to protect the Jonah Lomu name.
Article \ 21 Aug 2023
Curly Girl Method: The Deterioration of a Trade Mark
Lorraine Massey has failed in her bid to stop unofficial usage of the brand Modified Curly Girl (or Guy) and prevent others from registering similar trade marks.
Article \ 15 Aug 2023
Commonwealth fail in compensation claim for delayed listing of generic…
On appeal, the Full Federal Court of Australia has rejected the Commonwealth’s claim against Sanofi for compensation for the delayed listing of generic clopidogrel.
Article \ 1 Aug 2023
IP and R&D funding in New Zealand
New Zealand has a thriving SME ecosystem which is supported by various sources of funding, grants and tax incentives for intellectual property (IP) and other intangible assets and research and development (R&D). Navigating the landscape of available support can be challenging, so we have summarised a list of key sources below.
Article \ 28 Jul 2023
Ten tips to evergreen your IP position
A strong and robust intellectual property (IP) position for your product innovation requires a proactive and adaptive approach. All too often, we see IP owners grapple with expiring IP and panic to maintain their competitive position in markets.
Article \ 22 Jun 2023
New Zealand copyright and artificial intelligence
With the availability and popularity of easy-to-use large language model (LLM) artificial intelligence (AI) systems such as ChatGPT, New Zealand (NZ) copyright…