Free Trade Agreement negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union have asked for the recognition and protection of a list of EU geographical indications. While the New Zealand government’s public consultation process has now ended, across the Tasman battles are still being fought over such contentious issues.Read more
Intellectual property remains under-leveraged by many businesses, yet it’s one of the most valuable tools they have in their arsenal for long-term success. Carrick Robinson of James & Wells explains to NZ Lawyer why protecting your IP can be crucial during challenging times Read more
James & Wells has been recognised as a leading intellectual property law firm in Australia and New Zealand by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. Five James & Wells professionals were also ranked for their individual expertise.Read more
IPONZ and IP Australia have acknowledged that circumstances related to COVID-19 have affected the ability of applicants to respond to deadlines. Both offices have provided updates on how their practices have been modified to extend deadlines.Read more
With so many issues and demands competing for your attention, your IP strategy can sometimes quietly slip to the bottom of the pile. IP won’t always be front-of-mind for legal counsel, so it’s important to revisit and re-assess your position as often as possible. Read more
In New Zealand, rights in product designs can be protected in two way. This article explores the main differences between copyright rights and registered design rights and how they can be used, independently and together, to stop infringement.Read more
In its decision in Commissioner of Patents v Rokt Pte Ltd, a Full Bench of the Federal Court of Australia has delivered some sorely needed guidance on the patentability of computer-implemented inventions under Australian law.Read more
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