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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

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

16 Sep 2019

Changes afoot for the innovation patent system in Australia

The Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Bill 2019 was introduced to the Australian Senate in late July 2019. This Bill follows on from Part 1, which addressed the trade mark and plant breeder’s rights systems. The focus of the current Bill is mainly on the patent system. A change introduced by this Bill that has... Read more
Changes afoot for the innovation patent system in Australia

26 Aug 2019

Shining the Spotlight on Trade Marks in China

For some Kiwi businesses, exporting to China and beyond presents huge opportunities for growth. China is one of the fastest growing markets in the world and has a high regard for New Zealand goods and services. However, exporting to China can add layers of complexity and comes with additional risk if you don’t protect your business properly. If... Read more
Shining the Spotlight on Trade Marks in China

06 Dec 2018

Update: China’s New E-Commerce Law

In June 2018, China’s internet userbase surpassed the 800 million mark,[1] making it the world’s biggest internet userbase holder and e-commerce market potential in the world. The People’s Republic of China is committed to a stronger intellectual property and consumer protection regime in the e-commerce space, as shown in the passing of the “E-Commerce Law... Read more

22 Nov 2018

Baldwins named winner in two categories at 2018 Asia IP Awards

Baldwins is proud to have been named the winner of New Zealand Trade Mark Firm of the Year and New Zealand Copyright Firm of the Year. This is the eighth year in a row that Baldwins has been recognised as IP leaders in New Zealand. We would like to congratulate all the other winners for 2018 on their achievements. 46 firms from 19... Read more

26 Oct 2018

Baldwins Intellectual Property shortlisted for three categories at the 2018 Asia IP Awards

Baldwins has been named on the shortlist for the 2018 annual Asia IP Awards. Asia IP is an intellectual property magazine focusing on Asia and the Pacific. Baldwins has been shortlisted for three categories in New Zealand: Trademark Firm of the Year 2018; Patent Firm of the Year 2018; and Copyright Firm of the Year 2018. The shortlists have been compiled based on survey... Read more

27 Aug 2018

2018 AmCham - DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards

The 19th annual AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards were held at the Pullman Auckland Hotel last Thursday, 16th August 2018.  This year’s finalists highlighted some of New Zealand’s most innovative products and services succeeding in the USA. The AmCham DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards celebrate success and innovation in the export, import, and... Read more

21 Aug 2018

Counterfeit Vehicle Parts On the Rise: When IP Infringement Becomes Life-Threatening

The UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) has issued a stern warning about counterfeit vehicle parts.  Not only are counterfeit parts on the rise, but they are also becoming more difficult to identify, and can present a serious danger. This year, BMW published a video illustrating the potential consequences of fitting counterfeit vehicle parts.[1]  Their tests showed counterfeit parts... Read more