A half a billion (NZ) dollar increase in business sector R&D spending over the last two years may not sound significant by world standards, but by New Zealand standards it was highly welcome news. Read more
Free trade agreement negotiations between New Zealand and Europe have put New Zealand in an interesting position with calls for it to recognise and protect a list of EU geographical indications (GIs) in New Zealand.Read more
The IP profession is awash with intrigue and uncertainty again as corporate owners of most of the largest IP firms in Australasia focus on mergers, trying to block mergers or buying shares in their competitors.Read more
The United Kingdom will be withdrawing from the European Union (EU) on 29 March 2019. New Zealand businesses that operate in these jurisdictions should plan for any changes that will affect their registered intellectual property rights.Read more
On 17 March 2019, the Budapest Treaty on the International Recognition of the Deposit of Microorganisms for the Purposes of Patent Procedure, to quote its official title, will come into force in New Zealand.Read more
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTTP) introduces amendments to the New Zealand Copyright Act and Trade Marks Act which came into effect on 30 December 2018.Read more
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