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

Christmas & New Year Holiday Hours

Baldwins offices are closed from 2. 00pm on Wednesday, 24 December 2014 until Monday, 5 January 2015.   During this period a mininmal number of staff will be working to cover urgent matters. Read More

New Zealand enacts new law to deal with match-fixing

The Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament on 4 December 2014 and comes into force on 15 December 2014 as the Crimes (Match-fixing) Amendment Act 2014. Read More

Non-Traditional Trade Marks…how far is too far?

Under the New Zealand Trade Marks Act 2002, a “trade mark” is defined as “any sign capable of: (i) being represented graphically; and (ii) distinguishing the goods or services of one person from those of another person. Read More

Baldwins wins multiple awards at the 2014 Asia IP Awards

Baldwins is delighted to have been named both the New Zealand Trademark Firm of the Year and the New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year at the 2014 Asia IP Awards. Read More

How to stay ahead of your competitors and build brand value

Keeping an eye on your market, and competitors, can help build brand integrity and value. Read More