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06 Dec 2018

Simon Says: Cultural expression and traditional knowledge deserve better

Cultural expression and traditional knowledge are tricky topics in intellectual property, and a potential minefield in public relations. Most often, cultural expression and traditional knowledge do not fit neatly into established legal boxes, such as trade marks, copyright, designs, or patents. Instead, those expressions considered important enough are occasionally provided with sui generis recognition – such as that provided for... Read more

06 Dec 2018

Quarterly 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

30 Nov 2018

CPTPP to enter into force: Here are its likely changes to New Zealand IP law

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (CPTPP), also known as TPP-11 is a trade agreement between Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam. With six participating Parties now having ratified the agreement, the CPTPP has met the threshold requirements to enter into force. Our last update on the CPTPP was in November 2017, following... Read more

30 Nov 2018

Copyright Act Review – Issues Paper released

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has released an Issues Paper as part of an ongoing review into New Zealand’s copyright legislation, currently governed by the Copyright Act 1994. The Issues Paper release is the first step in the public consultation process for the review (following direct consultation with some larger and internal stakeholders), and is intended... 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

25 Sep 2018

Baldwins named as finalist at the New Zealand Law Awards 2018

Baldwins Intellectual Property is delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for the New Zealand Law Awards for another year in a row. We are among seven finalists in the ‘IP Specialist Firm of the Year’ category. The winners will be announced at the New Zealand Law Awards gala dinner at the Cordis, Auckland on... Read more

28 Aug 2018

The Franchise Association of New Zealand (FANZ) Conference Taupo

On the 8th – 11th August 2018 the annual FANZ conference was held in Taupo. Franchisors, franchisees, and service providers came together from across New Zealand, Australia and even from the United States to share information, experiences, and to promote best practices in franchising. Baldwins has a longstanding relationship with FANZ and has been supporting the organisation and its members for 22... 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