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27 Mar 2017

Children and young people’s advertising code released by the Advertising Standards Authority

On 3 March 2017, the New Zealand Advertising Standards Authority (the ASA) announced a new code to cover all advertising to children and young people. The Code recognises the need to protect children from information and material injurious to their well-being as championed by the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Code’s Principles and... Read more

20 Mar 2017

New Zealand Patents Act 2013 - Has the medical treatment exclusion failed?

The Patents Act 2013 expressly excludes patents for methods of medical treatment. The rationale is that medical practitioners should not be liable for providing treatment to those in need.  Swiss type claims are often used to get around the exclusion, especially where the invention is the new use of a known medicine.  However, a recent decision of the English... Read more

20 Mar 2017

Broad wins in CRISPR dispute

A decision has been reached by the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) in relation to the ownership dispute between the Broad Institute and the University of California on CRISPR-Cas9 technology for genome editing.  The PTAB ruled Broad’s claims are not anticipated by UC’s patent application. The United States Patent Trial and Appeal... Read more

14 Mar 2017

India’s Intellectual Property Office updates trade mark rules in March 2017

The Indian Office of the Registrar of Trade Marks (the Office) has published amended Trade Mark Rules 2017 which came into effect on 6 March 2017.  These new rules amend the Trade Mark Rules 2002 and seek to make general and practical changes to the Indian trade mark system and improve India’s intellectual property regime overall. In particular, the rules seek... Read more

14 Mar 2017

From idea to market | maximising value from innovation - Techweek 2017

Join us for drinks and networking and find out how to make the most of your IP. When people think intellectual property (IP) they usually think patents, and they would be correct - patents are a valuable form of IP, but not the only one available to Kiwi innovators. Using IP strategically can protect your innovative ideas, assist you to... Read more

01 Mar 2017

Domain names: the foundation of online business

Domain names are an essential element to creating a strong online brand identity. How should you go about selecting the right domain name and protecting yourself and your business against cybersquatters? Our trade mark experts share some tips: As the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) points out, “the choice of a domain name has become an important business decision... Read more

24 Feb 2017

Single patent attorney regime between Australia and New Zealand comes into force

The trans-Tasman patent attorney regulatory regime between Australia and New Zealand came into force on 24 February 2017. This reform is part of the Single Economic Market agenda, agreed to by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand in 2009. The key features of the new regime include: The Trans-Tasman IP Attorneys Board have assumed regulatory control of patent and trade mark... Read more

24 Feb 2017

Baldwins ranked among best in Asia-Pacific for 2017

Baldwins has been recognised as a leading intellectual property firm in Asia, being ranked as an “Outstanding” law firm in the 2017 AsiaLaw profiles. In addition, Sue Ironside, Penny Catley and Shelley Rowland have individually been recognised as leading individuals in the 2017 guide for New Zealand. AsiaLaw Profiles is a guide to the leading regional and domestic law firms... Read more

24 Feb 2017

Baldwins trade mark specialists recognised among world’s best in 2017

Baldwins Intellectual Property has been named as a recommended firm in the World Trademark Review 1000 2017 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. In addition, partners Sue Ironside, Penny Catley and Angela Searle have received individual recognition in this year's edition. Published in January each year, the WTR 1000 guide serves as the definitive tool for... Read more

23 Feb 2017

Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards 2017 entries open

Baldwins is once again proud to support the Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Awards for 2017. The awards are a chance to recognise exporting success in New Zealand. Entries are now open and close March 17. Read on for more information.  With exporting a hot topic, it’s time for those in the industry to share their success stories... Read more
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