Company Names and Trade Marks: A couple of helpful points

Registering a business name with the New Zealand Companies Office does not provide formal trade mark protection for that name. Read More

Christmas & New Year Holiday Hours

Baldwins offices are closed from 2. 00pm on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 until Monday, 5 January 2015.   During this period a mininmal number of staff will be working to cover urgent matters. Read More

New Zealand enacts new law to deal with match-fixing

The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 4 December 2014 and comes into force on 15 December 2014 as the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Act 2014. Read More

Non-Traditional Trade Marks…how far is too far?

Under the New Zealand Trade Marks Act 2002, a “trade mark” is defined as “any sign capable of: (i) being represented graphically; and (ii) distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of another person. Read More

Baldwins wins multiple awards at the 2014 Asia IP Awards

Baldwins is delighted to have been named both the New Zealand Trademark Firm of the Year and the New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year at the 2014 Asia IP Awards. Read More

How to stay ahead of your competitors and build brand value

Keeping an eye on your market, and competitors, can help build brand integrity and value. Read More

Baldwins named best in Patents and Trademarks in New Zealand at the 2014 Acquisition International Legal Awards

Baldwins Intellectual Property, has won both the “Best in Patent Law – New Zealand” and the “Trademark Law Firm of the Year in New Zealand” Awards at the 2014 Acquisition International Legal Awards. Read More

The Nexus between Technology and Privacy

Recently I had the opportunity to meet with Daimhin Warner, Team Leader, Investigations and Dispute Resolution, from the Office of the Privacy Commissioner (“OPC”) to discuss New Zealand’s privacy laws in the context of technology and the much... Read More

Employee-Inventor Remuneration

If an employee invents something and their employer is entitled to ownership of that invention, should the inventor be compensated by their employer for the benefit the employer receives from the success of the patented invention? The issue can... Read More

Baldwins’ client turns up the heat: LanzaTech voted hottest company in bioenergy

LanzaTech has been voted No. 1 in the Biofuels Digest 2014-15 “Hottest Companies in Bioenergy” rankings.   The New Zealand-founded company also secured the No. Read More