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Article \ 20 Jun 2023
IP Australia seeking feedback on possible designs law changes
As part of an ongoing review of the Australian designs system, IP Australia is seeking public feedback on possible designs law changes by Tuesday 8 August 2023.
Article \ 30 May 2023
What New Zealand’s free trade agreement with the UK means…
Chris Hipkins’ recent visit to London has resulted in a potential boost to New Zealand (NZ) exporters in the form of earlier entry into a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom (UK). The agreement, which now comes into force on 31 May 2023, is expected to increase NZ’s GDP by up to $1 billion per year. This is great news for NZ wine, honey and hoki exporters.
Article \ 25 May 2023
Feeding the world, vertically
Climate change presents significant challenges to traditional outdoor farming. Extreme weather events such as droughts, floods, and erratic temperature fluctuations have become more frequent, leading to crop failures, reduced yields, and economic losses.
Article \ 16 May 2023
Start-up IP strategy: how to be investor-ready
For most start-ups, especially in the technology space, most or all of your assets will be intangible. Even if you own no equipment, facilities, and product, you (hopefully) still have ideas, designs, and know-how that are of value to the business.
Article \ 9 May 2023
Protecting your trade mark in China
Are you preparing to enter the Chinese market? While it’s certainly a large and important market for New Zealand businesses, achieving trade mark protection in China is far from a ‘slam dunk’.
Client story \ 26 Apr 2023
ZeroJet: jetting into the future
As CEO of ZeroJet, Bex Rempel has been instrumental in building the world’s best-performing electric powertrain for small boats. Along with her founding partner, Neil Mans, and a talented team of engineers, Bex’s ambitious goal is to eliminate the need for combustion engines on water.
Article \ 19 Apr 2023
“Seeds of change”: an introduction to plant variety rights
Encouraging the development of new varieties of plants, vegetables, fruit, and seed crops has a vital role to play in global food supply.
Article \ 6 Apr 2023
Korean and Japanese Trade Marks Offices now allow letters of…
The Korean and Japanese Trade Marks Offices have recently decided to amend their legislation to allow letters of consent from existing trade mark owners to add more flexibility in the registration of trade marks. This decision can potentially streamline the trade mark registration process where a trade mark application may have similarities to an existing trade mark.
Article \ 9 Mar 2023
Brexit and Pacific Island trade mark protection
Following the United Kingdom’s (UK) exit from the European Union (EU), this now provides a new opportunity for trade mark owners to extend protection to Kiribati, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu.