The highly anticipated appeal judgment in Encompass Corporation Pty Ltd v InfoTrack Pty Ltd was handed down on Friday by a Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia. Here is a summary of the findings and some comments on the possible implications for computer-implemented inventions in New Zealand.Read more
Changes to the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010 came in to force on 13 September 2019. Businesses with IP arrangements in Australia should review these to ensure that they comply with the amendments. We summarize the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission guidelines. Read more
Three days after launching in New Zealand, Kogan Mobile received a legal letter from Spark claiming a "passing-off" breach of the Fair Trading Act (1986) and saying it reserved its right to take legal action. James & Wells Senior Associate, Sebastien Aymeric spoke to the Herald about the situation.Read more
The Court of Appeal recently released its well-reasoned and articulate decision in Zhang v Sealegs International Limited  NZCA 389 (“Sealegs”), detailing the difference between ‘original’ in the ordinary sense of the word and ‘original’ in copyright law.Read more
House, car and contents. Health, life and income. Liability, assets and interruption. These are all types of personal and business insurance commonly available in New Zealand. What is not commonly available in New Zealand is insurance cover for IP claims.Read more
James & Wells recently held its annual seminar series fostering business innovation in New Zealand. This year’s theme was exporting, with eleven industry experts and successful exporters sharing their pearls of wisdom as well as common mistakes. There were a few key messages that stood out.Read more
James and Wells is proud to support innovation in the med-tech sector by supporting the The Medical Technology Association of New Zealand (MTANZ). We were thrilled to present Teleflex Medical and Enztec with awards at the 2019 MTANZ Gala on Tuesday.Read more
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