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23 Mar 2020

Baldwins COVID-19 update

Baldwins has activated its business continuity plans to ensure uninterrupted delivery of services to our clients. As our staff are operating remotely, we ask that all correspondence is electronic. We continue to monitor the situation of COVID-19 closely and understand how this may be an uncertain time for many. As we navigate through this evolving situation, we... 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

04 Mar 2020

Brexit and Intellectual property rights

This update supersedes our update from November 2019. Brexit occurred on 31 January 2020, when the United Kingdom left the EU and entered a transitional phase that will end on 31 December 2020. During this transition period, EU law continues to govern. Read more
Brexit and Intellectual property rights

04 Mar 2020

Phasing out of Australian Innovation patent and other amendments from the Australian IP legislature

On 26 February 2020, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Act 2020 (Amendment Act) received royal assent in the Australian Parliament. The Amendment Act incorporates several key amendments to the Designs Act 2003 (Designs Act), Patents Act 1990 (Patents Act) and Trade Marks Act 1995 (Trade Marks Act) and begins the process of phasing out the innovation patent system, which will no longer permit the filing of... Read more
Phasing out of Australian Innovation patent and other amendments from the Australian IP legislature

27 Feb 2020

Baldwins recognised among world’s best in 2019 World Trademark Review 1000

Baldwins Intellectual Property has been named as a recommended firm, and Baldwins trade mark attorneys – Penny Catley, Thomas Huthwaite, and Kate Giddens – are individually recognised in WTR 1000. Baldwins is delighted to once again receive commendations from World Trademark Review’s annual WTR 1000 publication and to have the firm’s trademark representatives recognised among the world&rsquo... Read more
Baldwins recognised among world’s best in 2019 World Trademark Review 1000

21 Feb 2020

Legal 500 names Baldwins Tier 1 firm for intellectual property

Baldwins has been recognised as a Tier 1 firm for intellectual property and described as ‘a great team that understands clients’ needs’ in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific NZ 2020 rankings. Baldwins has been recognised as a Tier 1 firm for intellectual property in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific NZ 2020 rankings. Legal 500 provides unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces of... Read more
Legal 500 names Baldwins Tier 1 firm for intellectual property

21 Jan 2020

Chinese trade mark pirate ‘caught in the act’ on wine brands

A Chinese trade mark pirate appears to have been caught in the act of applying for trade mark registration of a huge number of New Zealand wine brands. The pirate applied to protect hundreds of trade marks covering wines and other beverages. Read more
Chinese trade mark pirate ‘caught in the act’ on wine brands

17 Dec 2019

Record sales for China’s Double 11 shopping festival

Article written by: Yan Wang On 11 November 2019, the annual Singles’ Day event, also known as the “Double 11” shopping festival, achieved record sales of 268.4 billion yuan (about NZ$58.13 billion). This represented a 26% increase on sales figures for the previous year. The online shopping day started in China in 2009 by e-commerce giant Alibaba, originating as an anti-Valentine&rsquo... Read more
Record sales for China’s Double 11 shopping festival

13 Dec 2019

Upcoming changes to New Zealand trade mark law

From 13 January 2020 a number of changes will take place, the key changes being as follows: Read more
Upcoming changes to New Zealand trade mark law

09 Dec 2019

Baldwins named New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year at 2019 Asia IP Awards

Baldwins was named New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year at the 2019 Asia IP Awards. Wes Jones, Chairman at Baldwins accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Wes Jones (left), Chairperson, Baldwins accepting the awards for New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year at Asia IP 2019. Read more
Baldwins named New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year at 2019 Asia IP Awards