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First New Zealand attorney to be named as one of the world’s leading strategists by IAM

24 June 2011. Posted by .

A enviable reputation for helping New Zealand companies protect their intellectual property has seen James & Wells attorney Kate Wilson attain the ultimate accolade – the first Kiwi to be named among the world’s top 250 IP strategists.

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Software patents in New Zealand: widespread criticism of proposed exclusion & examination guidelines

22 June 2011. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

The future of software patents in New Zealand remains in doubt following an almost unanimous rejection of a proposal to exclude computer-implemented inventions from patentability in a recent public consultation.

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...That in 2012, you will be able to apply to register your own domain name ending such as .jamesand

20 June 2011. Posted by Ben Cain .

At a special meeting in Singapore in June, the Board of ICANN* approved a plan to increase the number of Internet domain name endings – called generic top-level domains (gTLDs) – from the current 22, which includes domain suffixes as .com, .org and .net.#

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Maximise returns from innovation with intellectual property strategies - show me the money

13 June 2011. Posted by .

Clever thinking about future revenue streams can lead to smarter design choices and complementary intellectual property (IP) strategies.

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When is a trade mark not a trade mark? - When it is a descriptive or generic term like radler

11 June 2011. Posted by Ben Cain .

On 4-6 May 2011, before Assistant Commissioner Jones of the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand, the Society of Beer Advocates (SOBA) sought to invalidate or revoke DB Breweries’ (DB) trade mark registration for the word ‘radler’.

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