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Keep up-to-date with the latest intellectual property news:

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 are working flexibly from the office and home under the Alert Level 2 guidelines. Virtual meetings and electronic correspondence are our preferred methods of communication for safety and efficiency We continue to monitor the situation of COVID-19 closely and understand... 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 2020 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 2020 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