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Software patents back on the bill

31 August 2012. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

A change to proposed laws on patenting computer-implemented inventions brings good news for New Zealand's software industry.

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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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Who owns the haka Ka Mate?

23 August 2012. Posted by Sarah Harrison .

IPONZ rules against attempts to obtain trade mark rights in the haka Ka Mate.

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Madrid Trade Mark System

9 August 2012. Posted by Sarah Harrison , Carrick Robinson .

What is the Madrid system and what does it mean for the health of your intellectual property?

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