Avertana & Data Insight named winners at UABS Entrepreneurs Challenge 2015

NZ start-up companies Avertana[http://avertana. com/] and Data Insight[http://www. datainsight. co. nz/] have triumphed as winners of the 2015 UABS Entrepreneurs Challenge[http://entrepreneurschallenge. co. nz/] held at the University of Auckland Business School yesterday evening. Read More

2015 Asia IP Awards winners revealed - Baldwins maintains top spots as Trade Mark and Copyright Firm of the Year in New Zealand

Baldwins has once again been named both the best New Zealand trade mark firm and the best New Zealand copyright firm at the 2015 Asia IP Awards. Read More

New Zealand Domain Name Commission’s Review of the .nz WHOIS Database

The WHOIS database is a publically available search service that provides information on the holders of domain names listed in the. nz register. Read More

Attacking accepted patent applications in NZ: A plurality of approaches to unity

  Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill On Tuesday, 3 November 2015 the Hon Paul Goldsmith MP introduced the Patents (Trans-Tasman Patent Attorneys and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 2015 (83-1) (the Bill) to Parliament. Read More

LED dice & smart alarm clock take out Best Concept category at the Brightsparks Awards for 2015

Congratulations to Aurelia Wilberforce and Simon Fitzgerald named winners of the Baldwins Intellectual Property Best Concept Award (Junior & Senior categories respectively) at the 2015 Brightsparks Awards. Read More

Pharmaceuticals and TPP New Zealand - Makes you wonder what all the fuss was about

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations concluded in Atlanta earlier this month with an announcement that a deal between the twelve countries had been reached. Read More

What’s your priority (date for your patent claim)?

When a complete patent application is filed, it typically claims priority to one (or more) earlier applications (a priority application) filed up to 12 months earlier. Read More

Terribly sorry, Sir Walter…your plant variety denomination can’t be a trade mark too

A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia highlights why you should select a denomination for your plant variety right that is different from the name used to market the variety. Read More

IP Australia releases Consultation Document on proposed examination practices for DNA sequences

Following the 7 October 2015 decision of the High Court of Australia [i] that claims to isolated DNA sequences are not patent eligible, IP Australia have released a Consultation Document on their proposed response to the High... Read More

Copyright law not flexible enough to protect Bikram Yoga Sequence

Last week, we reviewed the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision holding that the “Batmobile” was copyrightable as a character. Read More