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Top Five IP Developments in NZ since 2007

14 March 2012. Posted by Ian Finch .

James & Wells pick of the Top 5 developments in Intellectual Property in NZ since 2007 are: New Zealand's accession to the Madrid System for the International Registration of Trade Marks; The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Act 2011 (the so called "Skynet law"); The decision in The Muir Electrical Company Pty Limited v The Good Guys Group Limited and its effect on extension applications in trade mark proceedings; The Patents Bill 2008, its lack of progress and why; and The future of the patent attorney profession in New Zealand - proposed joint regulation with Australia.

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Patent pending

2 March 2012. Posted by Emily Agnew .

The government forks out for R&D, experts and market entry, so why won't it come to the party on IP protection?

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