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Fineprint - The 2015 Summer Edition

26 November 2015. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Useful articles for business owners and their staff.

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‘Around the world in a bite’ canapé event celebrates export success in the natural products sector

24 November 2015. Posted by Emily Agnew .

The festive season has begun, and with that was Natural Products New Zealand’s (NPNZ) Christmas event, hosted by long-time sponsor James & Wells.

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Introduction of new bill means more solid protection for geographical indications

6 November 2015. Posted by .

The New Zealand government has recently introduced the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Amendment Bill, which will revise the Geographical Indications (Wines and Spirits) Registration Act, breathing life into a project that has been simmering for a very long time.  

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New tax relief for R&D

6 November 2015. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Applied Support Services - As part of the Government’s “Business Growth Agenda”, legislation has been implemented to ensure the tax system does not discourage R&D. 

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Why Australasia should be on your patent radar

4 November 2015. Posted by Zhi Ling Zeng (曾志凌) , Jason Rogers .

New Zealand and Australia often slip off the radar when it comes to filing overseas patent applications

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The sweet truth about honey [health claims]

3 November 2015. Posted by Stephanie Melbourne .

Mānuka honey has long been one of New Zealand’s signature exports, with around 8,000 tonnes of honey being exported each year and a recent surge in demand from Asian markets. 

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November 2015 newsletter

2 November 2015. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Whether you’re after the basics of the TPPA signed last month, or a more in-depth low down on what it will mean for Kiwi inventors, our team have it covered in this month’s edition.

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Trans-Pacific Partnership – What it will mean for Kiwi inventors

2 November 2015. Posted by Joseph Garven , Jonathan Lucas .

After five years, negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement were finally concluded on 5 October 2015 between 12 countries. An important part of the TPP is the obligations of each member state in relation to intellectual property (IP), including patents.

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Winners Announced: New Zealand Innovators Awards 2015

22 October 2015. Posted by Emily Agnew .

Kode Biotech and their game-changing anti-cancer treatment has been crowned New Zealand’s most innovative organisation at the New Zealand Innovators Awards 2015, held at the Cloud in Auckland on Wednesday night (October 21). Kode Biotech have developed a base platform that can cure cancer using the human bodies auto immune responses.

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Unique copyright laws tested in furniture dispute

19 October 2015. Posted by Gus Hazel , Sarah Rosanowski .

A court case involving alleged knock-off furniture highlights a unique aspect of New Zealand copyright law, according to intellectual property specialists James & Wells. 

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