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.Read more
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’.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more