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New Zealand’s ‘champions of innovation’ win at NZ Law Awards

16 November 2018. Posted by Tim Walden .

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.

This rounds out a game-changing year for the intellectual property law sector with regulatory, structural and ownership changes all having an impact on the profession and its clients.  

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WARNING: IP scams currently operating in New Zealand.

11 July 2016. Posted by Tim Walden .

In the last week, a number of our clients have contacted us in regards to the legitimacy of unsolicited trade mark renewals notices from an overseas agency called ‘PTMO’.

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New Zealand trade mark holders hit by international scam set to recoup money

9 May 2016. Posted by Tim Walden .

We’re pleased to report that the Commerce Commission has cracked down on an overseas trade mark scam which saw New Zealand businesses collectively hand over more than $200,000 worth of payments.

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WARNING: Trade mark scam currently operating in New Zealand

23 March 2016. Posted by Tim Walden .

In the last week we have fielded a significant number of enquiries regarding the legitimacy of an unsolicited letter/invoice requesting payment for the publication of the owner’s trade mark. 

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More choice for Kiwis with changes to .nz domain names

16 September 2014. Posted by Tim Walden .

New Zealanders will be able to register domain names directly at the second level within the .nz domain name space, when policy changes come into force from 1pm on the 30th of September. 

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NZ’s new online trade marks & designs service

23 August 2012. Posted by Tim Walden .

On 13 February 2012 the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) released its new case management system for trade marks and designs, with the aim of introducing a similar system for patents sometime in the future. Further enhancements to the system were launched on 28 March 2012.

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