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WineFriend: the wine buddy that delivers

3 May 2016. Posted by Marc Van Den Heuvel .

An innovative wine company has been described as “primed for growth and investment” thanks to its focus on getting the basics of business right.

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China Regulatory Update - latest available information

2 May 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

NPNZ have received the following update from NZTE Shanghai. 

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April 2016 newsletter

28 April 2016. Posted by Emily Agnew .

This month, we investigate why SMEs struggle with innovation, the opportunities e-commerce opens up in China, a warning to be vigilant for IP scams and a look at how food standards regulations apply to trade marks in the context of claiming health benefits of certain foods.

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‘It’s so unfair!’ The ‘complainant pays’ feature of the DRSP

27 April 2016. Posted by Ben Cain .

The DRSP is without question an excellent forum for deciding domain name disputes. In my view however the DRSP has one fundamental flaw: that in a defended complaint the complainant has to pay 100% of the expert determination fee

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South Island a food and beverage ‘hub’

26 April 2016. Posted by Peter Brown .

The South Island is a growing force in the food and beverage industry, with many innovative companies thriving on the mainland.

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Champions of innovation JAWS announce new partner and recruits to keep pace with firm’s growth

1 April 2016. Posted by Carrick Robinson .

National intellectual property and commercial specialists James & Wells have announced the promotion of Jonathan Lucas to Partner, and the appointments of Richard Clement as a Senior Associate in their Auckland-based patents team and Marc van den Heuvel as an Associate in their Commercial Law Team.

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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 Melbourne .

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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