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New Zealand software patents: Reports of their death have been greatly exaggerated

30 August 2013. Posted by Jonathan Lucas .

Media reports that software patents are to be banned in New Zealand are not wholly accurate.

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Worlds leading IP strategist to feature in Innovate to Succeed Workshops

28 August 2013. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Join internationally recognised IP strategist Kate Wilson as she presents at the Innovate to Succeed workshop series targeted at engaging and maximising the value of innovation for business’ of any size.

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NZ Parliament introduces new Patents Bill

28 August 2013. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Out with the old and in with the new! The passing of the new Patents Bill will change the scope of the New Zealand patents system.

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International distribution agreements - knot so easy?

27 August 2013. Posted by .

We share our checklist to help you compare with your existing International Distribution Agreements or as guidance for any new agreement negotiated.

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What do you mean, no award of costs?

26 August 2013. Posted by Ben Cain .

It is a central feature of the Dispute Resolution Service Policy (DRSP) for .nz domain name registrations that a successful complainant does not receive an award of costs. Unfair? I think so.

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Distinctive packaging - protecting your shape

22 August 2013. Posted by .

When it comes to cosmetics and skin care, product presentation can be the difference between a customer choosing your product or not. While there will always be a portion of consumers who are fiercely brand loyal, there are still many shoppers who will be swayed by a pretty jar or an interestingly shaped bottle.

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Category finalists showcase best of NZ ingenuity

20 August 2013. Posted by Emily Agnew .

We are proud to be supporting the four clever-thinking finalists in the James & Wells Best Commercialisation of Intellectual Property category of the 2013 New Zealand International Business Awards.

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Ssssh…don’t tell anyone, it’s confidential!

13 August 2013. Posted by Ben Cain .

What kind of information may be "confidential", and in what circumstances will you be in trouble if you disclose or use “confidential” information?

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Finalists named in 2013 New Zealand International Business Awards

10 August 2013. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Celebrating the passion, vision and new approaches that New Zealand businesses are taking to achieve international success.

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An invitation from the NZ Institute of Patent Attorneys

7 August 2013. Posted by Ian Finch .

Hear Doug Hill of Springfree Trampolines talking about how the protection of intellectual property has enabled his company to hold a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

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