Laying in to 'Layout': the dangers of unregistered and non-descriptive branding

On 23 March 2015, the social-media savvy were shouting for joy at the release of Layout for Instagram, a new standalone app created by the Facebook-owned photo-sharing service. Read More

Encouraging Origins – Geographic Indications may finally become registrable in New Zealand.

New Zealand may finally be enacting legislation for Geographic Indications (“GIs”) for wine and spirits. Read More

A web of intrigue: How ‘Spider-Man’ is challenging patent licensing in the US

Comic book characters have seen more than their fair share of court action in recent years. [1]  This year, it’s Spider-Man who has caught the attention of the US courts. Read More

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