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
James & Wells Solicitor Sebatien Aymeric commented on an article about the recent case in which Nivea won the rights to exclusively use the term 'Black & White' to sell personal care products in New Zealand.Read more
Amendments to the Patents Regulations 2014, the Trade Mark Regulations 2003, the Trade Marks (International Registration) Regulations 2012 and the Design Regulations 1954 entered into force on 5 April 2018. We summarise the most material changes here.Read more
Recent legal updates from the Intellectual Property Office of New ZealandRead more
In March 2018, the TPP countries proceeded without the US to sign a new free-trade deal called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.Read more
Already our biggest trade partner, China makes the news for a wide range of reasons – immigration, student numbers at our tertiary institutions, effects on the housing market, milk powder sales, investment in New Zealand and new businesses being established here.Read more
James & Wells, New Zealand’s fastest-growing independent intellectual property law firm, was last night named the country’s top Intellectual Property Specialist at the NZ Law Awards.Read more
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