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Research Commercialisation trailblazers recognised at KiwiNet awards

The KiwiNet awards in their second year celebrated the best research commercialisation partnerships between the academic and the commercial world. Read More

Media release: Baldwins’ attorneys ranked Best Lawyers in New Zealand

Baldwins Intellectual Property is thrilled to announce that five of its attorneys were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in New Zealand© 2014 (Copyright 2013 by Woodward/White, Inc. Read More

2014 Budget provides R&D tax boost

* * The 2014 Budget has given a tax boost to innovative companies by introducing new measures enabling them to cash-out their research and development tax losses. Read More

2014 Budget addresses “black-hole” tax treatment of R&D expenditure

The 2014 Budget has introduced new measures improving the “black hole” tax treatment of* *R&D expenditure in New Zealand. Read More

Pacific Edge has the ‘edge’ at NZBIO Awards

We are delighted to announce that Pacific Edge has won the Biotech Company of the Year award at the NZBIO Annual Excellence Awards Dinner on 29 April 2014. Read More

Is it Really Black & White?

The Convergence Programme was established in 2011 with the aim of addressing the inconsistencies in the operation of the intellectual property offices within the European Community (“EC”). Read More

Taking down quarterbacks to sportswear giants: trade mark dispute “kicks off” between former NFL player and Nike

Another trade mark dispute has “kicked-off” in the world of celebrity catchphrases:  last week Shawne Merriman, former NFL line-backer for the San Diego Chargers, filed a lawsuit in the United States against global sportswear giant Nike (Lights Out... Read More

Celebrities Sell

Celebrity endorsements have become significant marketing tools in our mass media environment.   From Dan Carter’s powerful kick to Miranda Kerr’s dazzling smile, a superstar’s thumbs up will help ensure your product is remembered. Read More

A Retrospective: Raising the Bar on Australian Trade Mark Oppositions

We reflect on the first year of the new Australian trade mark opposition procedures. The Government’s intention in making these changes was to reduce delays and simplify the process. Read More

Swimwear Designer Sees The Folly of Her Ways

The case of the swimwear designer Leah Madden and her legal battle with Seafolly over allegations of copying serves as a timely reminder that your personal Facebook page is neither personal nor private. Read More