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10 Jul 2020

Environmental claims: Avoiding greenwashing on your goods and services

Increasingly, consumers are looking for ways to reduce their environmental impact on the planet, whether by riding their bicycle to work or giving the plastic wrap a miss when packing school lunches. As a result, many businesses are researching, developing, and promoting goods and services that have less of an environmental impact. However, how traders communicate these environmental benefits to... Read more
Environmental claims: Avoiding greenwashing on your goods and services

10 Jun 2020

AJ Park to acquire the business of Baldwins Intellectual Property

Baldwins is pleased to announce that we have reached agreement for the proposed acquisition of our business by fellow New Zealand Intellectual Property (IP) firm, AJ Park. Under the agreement, Baldwins will join the AJ Park business and operate as one firm. AJ Park and Baldwins are complementary businesses in terms of their experienced and expert teams, strong heritage and... Read more

03 Jun 2020

Warning around unsolicited IP services being offered to IP owners

We have seen a surge in the number of letters sent to New Zealand rights holders by United Kingdom company “Stern Young & Partners Intellectual Property”. It is not unusual for trade mark owners to be sent notices to provide unsolicited services. However, the difference with these letters is that the sender “appears” to be a... Read more
Warning around unsolicited IP services being offered to IP owners

27 May 2020

Extensions due to COVID-19

Both the Intellectual Property Offices of New Zealand (IPONZ) and Australia (IP Australia) are providing some extensions due to the ongoing disruptions from COVID-19. Read more

18 May 2020

Unified Patent Court: German and UK bumps along the road

On 20 March 2020, the German Federal Constitutional Court issued a long awaited decision on the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA), finding that the way the German Parliament approved the UPCA was incompatible with the German Constitution. This decision put the German approval process back to square one, bringing the implementation of the Unified Patent Package to a halt once more. Read more
Unified Patent Court: German and UK bumps along the road

15 Apr 2020

Baldwins’ attorneys ranked Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2021

We are proud to announce that 11 lawyers from Baldwins have been recognised in The Best Lawyers™ in New Zealand 2021. The Best Lawyers™ is the oldest and most respected peer-reviewed publication in the legal profession. The lists of outstanding lawyers are compiled through nomination and extensive peer review surveys. Individuals are not permitted to self-nominate, or pay any fee... Read more
Baldwins’ attorneys ranked Best Lawyers in New Zealand 2021

15 Apr 2020

Top talent recognised: Baldwins announces promotion of Anna Bargh

Baldwins is pleased to announce the promotion of Anna Bargh as Senior Associate.   Anna assists clients with a wide range of trade mark matters, including registration, protection, and enforcement. She assists international clients with opposition, revocation, and co-existence matters in Australia and New Zealand. Anna also has extensive experience with trade mark protection in the Pacific Islands. Her clients... Read more
Top talent recognised: Baldwins announces promotion of Anna Bargh

23 Mar 2020

Baldwins COVID-19 update

Baldwins has activated its business continuity plans to ensure uninterrupted delivery of services to our clients. Baldwins staff have returned to the office with flexible schedules in place during Alert Level 1. We look forward to reconnecting with our clients and suppliers in person by appointment, or alternatively via virtual meetings. Electronic correspondence remains a preferred method of written... Read more

06 Mar 2020

Chelsea Wong joins Superdiversity Institute as a Young Leader

Baldwins is delighted to announce that Chelsea Wong has joined the Superdiversity Institute, NZ Asian Lawyers and SUPERdiverse WOMEN as a Young Leader. The Superdiversity Institute for Law, Policy and Business (SDI) is a multi-disciplinary institute leading research and analysis of law, policy, and business to support organisations in participating and building a superdiverse New Zealand. NZ Asian Leaders and... Read more
Chelsea Wong joins Superdiversity Institute as a Young Leader