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Update - Legislative protection for the 28th Māori Battalion

The Flags, Emblems, and Names Protection Amendment Act 2013 received Royal assent on 4 December 2013 and is now in force. Read More

New Zealander awarded international honour

A New Zealander has been recognised by the International body the Asian Patent Attorneys Association, for his services to Intellectual Property. Read More

Australia joins the Global Patent Prosecution Highway. Has New Zealand been left in the slow lane?

IP Australia recently announced it had joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot programme. Read More

Copyright’s Blurred Lines

It appears that the battle of the ‘sound-a-likes’ is heating up. Read More

Grants available to businesses through Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is a stand-alone Crown Entity which was established on 1 February 2013 with the policy objective of increasing New Zealand businesses’ investment in R&D to support long-term growth. Read More

A close shave with the Advertising Standards Authority: Knowing your brand’s social media responsibilities

We can all accept that social media has established itself as one of the most powerful marketing tools a brand can employ. Read More

Shhhh! It is a secret! The TPP fights it out over patents

Most countries in Oceania will be familiar to some degree with the Trans Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement (TPPA).   This is currently being negotiated by a number of Governments across the Pacific Ocean. Read More

Like water off a…Butterfly’s Wing?

Have you ever wondered why water rolls off a duck’s feathers or even butterfly wings, and did you know that this is the concept behind the development of waterproof materials? Traditionally, development of hydrophobic (water repelling) materials has been... Read More

Media Release: Change to management team

19 November 2013 MEDIA RELEASE *Change to management team* Baldwins Intellectual Property announced today that Chief Executive Michael Vukcevic has stepped down for personal reasons. Baldwins’ Chairwoman Sue Ironside has assumed responsibility for day- to-day operations. Read More

Congratulations to wireless innovators

Baldwins would like to congratulate Professors John Boys and Grant Covic who were presented with this year’s Prime Minister’s Science Prize for their wireless inductive power transfer system, known as IPT. Read More