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‘JAWS Bites’ degustation event celebrates innovation in the South Island’s F&B industry

29 March 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Christchurch played host to a celebration of the South Island’s food and beverage industry, when national intellectual property specialists James & Wells collaborated with the New Zealand Institute of Food Science and Technology, and FoodSouth to showcase innovative Kiwi brands. 

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Fineprint - The 2016 Autumn Edition

29 March 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Useful articles for business owners and their staff.

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MANUKA DOCTOR and MANUKA PHARM trademarks – health claim, therapeutic claim or marketing puffery?

23 March 2016. Posted by Stephanie Hadley .

A recent case provides an interesting look at the foods standards regulations and how they apply to trademarks in the context of claiming health benefits of certain foods.  

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WARNING: Trade mark scam currently operating in New Zealand

23 March 2016. Posted by Tim Walden .

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. 

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No wonder SMEs struggle with innovation

17 March 2016. Posted by Ceri Wells .

Innovation poses big challenges for any business. For most SMEs, it is enough of a struggle trying to survive in a competitive market and generate a profit commensurate with the effort and risk, without the significant drain in time, effort and resources that research and development involves.

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March 2016 newsletter

11 March 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

With an eye on global markets, this edition puts the spotlight on international relationships, doing business in the Pacific, China’s changing intellectual property scene and why SMEs need to think long-term about their IP strategies in order to succeed in international markets.

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Take care with international relationships

8 March 2016. Posted by .

The New Zealand natural products industry is attractive to overseas investors, but New Zealand and overseas businesses need to be aware of the risks inherent in international relationships.

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Proposed unitary New Zealand and Australian patent attorney regime passes first reading

7 March 2016. Posted by Ian Finch .

The establishment of a single trans-Tasman patent attorney regime has become one step closer to reality, with the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill passing its first reading.

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Tongan vanilla takes world by storm

7 March 2016. Posted by Andrew Knowles .

A tragic cyclone in the Pacific has proven to be an unlikely catalyst for a New Zealand business exporting vanilla to the world.   

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Brand protection the key to sweet success for Original Foods Baking Co.

3 March 2016. Posted by Stephanie Hadley .

With 25 years in the baked goods business, Original Foods Baking Co. (OFBC) is making a bold statement with its new brand.

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