The guide says “James & Wells is an unwaveringly independent IP boutique. Besides being one of the highest trademark filers in New Zealand, the team of ‘trustworthy, strategic counsellors’ is ‘good at thinking outside the box’ and offering ‘reliable and top-quality trademark advice’”.Read more
New legislation is set to abolish the Australian Innovation patent system. Read more
Cheaper and faster court resolution for IP disputes is on its way…maybe.Read more
Is virtual reality the new mixer? Our recent event, ‘Eats & Geeks’, brought together innovative Kiwi companies operating in the food, beverage and tech sectors to create an evening exploring the future of networking. From plant-based burgers to sheep milk gin, complimented by a sensory virtual experience, the future is happening right here in our backyards. Read more
What makes a design “new or original”? As design registration litigation is rare in New Zealand, this has not been comprehensively considered for 15 years. A recent IPONZ decision prompted the Assistant Commissioner to re-cap and summarise the relevant principles. Read more. Read more
The New Zealand Patents Amendment Regulations 2019 (“the 2019 Regulations”) were recently signed into force and will have effect from 13 February 2020. The 2019 Regulations introduce a raft of changes to the official fees for the patent process in New Zealand, affecting examination, annuity and renewal, amendment and administration costs for New Zealand patent rights.Read more
Copyright protects the expression of a person’s ideas. But if a person did not make those choices and instead they were AI-generated, who owns copyright?Read more
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