The selfie stick: 2014’s most divisive invention

2014 marked the year that the word “selfie” – for better or worse – was entered into the Oxford Dictionary. Read More

Baldwins’ attorneys ranked 'Best Lawyers' in New Zealand

Baldwins Intellectual Property is thrilled to announce that seven of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand © 2015: *Auckland Office * Sue Ironside[sitetree_link id=25102] – Intellectual Property Law Tim... Read More

Release of .nz Domains: Are You Ready?

‘Second level’ domains like the. co in ‘. co. nz’ and the. org in ‘. org. nz’ are now optional. You can register. nz names with them, without them, or both. Read More

Out on the Second Strike: Copyright Tribunal Refuses Order for Payment

In its most recent decision[http://www. justice. govt. Read More

Baldwins Intellectual Property appoints new Head of Dispute Resolution

            Baldwins welcomes Paul Johns to the team. Paul Johns has joined Baldwins Intellectual Property as Head of Dispute Resolution. Paul is a highly experienced commercial litigator specialising in intellectual property, consumer protection and tort matters. Read More

Free-riding doesn’t pay: Coca-Cola successfully appeals trade mark case

A recent European trade mark decision between Coca-Cola Company (Coca-Cola) and Modern Industrial & Trading Investment Co Ltd (Mitico) has highlighted the importance of trade mark protection for the stylised elements of a trade mark, not simply the... Read More

Aeronavics' crowdfunding offer on Snowball Effect flies to $1.5m limit

Drone manufacturer and Baldwins’ client Aeronavics[http://aeronavics. com/] has greatly exceeded their initial funding target of $750,000 to raise the maximum of $1. 5m in just 5 days.   The crowdfunding offer through Kiwi crowdfunding platform Snowball Effect[https://www. snowballeffect. Read More

The end is nigh: England set to introduce plain packaging legislation

Tobacco products could soon lose their sparkle in England.   The government plans on introducing plain packaging legislation in the coming months and word around town is that it will pass. Read More

Baldwins’ partners named amongst world’s leading trademark professionals

Baldwins Intellectual Property partners *Sue Ironside* and *Penny Catley* have been ranked in the World Trademark Review 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Read More

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