What is copyright?

Copyright provides protection to a wide range of forms of original expression including written matter, artistic works, photographs, music, films and broadcasts.  In New Zealand and Australia, copyright applies automatically without any need for registration or any other formality.  Unlike many countries, copyright in New Zealand can also protect industrial designs.  Our intellectual property specialists can advise you whether a work is likely to be covered by copyright.

To continue reading please see our copyright page, or for further information contact us for an obligation free consultation.