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New Zealand Patents Act 2013 - key steps to prepare

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 20 2014

The New Zealand Patents Act 2013 comes into force on 13 September 2014. It is important to ensure you are ready to deal with the impact of the new

When does online use of a competitor's trade mark infringe a registered trade mark in New Zealand?

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • June 3 2014

Intercity Group NZ and Nakedbus are fierce competitors in the long distance bus services industry in New Zealand. They recently completed round two

Quick guide to New Zealand Patents Act 2013: what you need to know

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • December 12 2013

More than two decades after announcing steps to introduce new Patent law, the long awaited, new and improved New Zealand Patents Act has finally

Are Australia and New Zealand one market, when enforcing intellectual property rights?

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • September 24 2013

The Australian and New Zealand markets are often viewed by foreign business owners as a single market, which is reflected in the numerous franchises

New Zealand accedes to Nice Agreement

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • August 1 2013

New Zealand has formally acceded to the Nice Agreement relating to the classification of goods and services. This final step concludes the

Circumstances not special enough to maintain registered trade mark in New Zealand

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • July 27 2012

The High Court of New Zealand has promptly rejected an appeal from a decision of the Assistant Trade Marks Commissioner to remove the trade mark Ocean Queen on the grounds that the mark had not been used

Patent examination integration for Australia and New Zealand on the horizon

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • September 28 2011

On July 5, 2011 the Australian Government and the New Zealand Government jointly announced an implementation plan to streamline patent prosecution in Australia and New Zealand

Three strikes policy for copyright infringement lands in New Zealand. Is Australia next?

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • May 30 2011

The New Zealand parliament has amended the Copyright Act 1994 (NZ) to introduce a 'three strikes' policy towards infringing file sharing that will see repeat infringers fined NZ$15,000 or disconnected from the internet for up to six months

Patent examination process for Australia and New Zealand to be unified

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • February 17 2011

Following their meeting in New Zealand the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gillard and the Prime Minister of New Zealand John Key announced on 16 February 2011 that a single patent examination process will be initiated for Australian and New Zealand patent applications

Australia and New Zealand to review food labelling laws and policy

  • Davies Collison Cave
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  • Australia, New Zealand
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  • April 30 2010

The Australia and New Zealand Food Regulation Ministerial Council has been charged with the task of undertaking a comprehensive review of food labelling law and policy in Australia and New Zealand