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“It’s made in New Zealand”… but is it?

New Zealand - September 12 2022 Regular readers of this column may recall that in March this year I wrote an article entitled “It’s coming home…the return of NZ’s IP”. The article…

2022…new year…new idea? New IP?

New Zealand - January 10 2022 “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” (Victor Hugo) It was a glorious afternoon…

Securing yourself against the digitus impudicus in IPONZ proceedings

New Zealand - November 4 2021 Picture this: You’re a local NZ business and you’ve just successfully defended an opposition to registration of your trade mark before the…

Exporting to Australia - trade mark tricks and copyright catches

Australia, New Zealand - September 7 2021 Are you thinking of exporting to Australia? Got your IP rights in order? Not yet? Well, don’t leave it too late because ‘she’ might not be right if…

Five key IP rules when launching a new brand

New Zealand - June 22 2021 Launching a new brand is a massive task, involving a lot of people, a lot of teamwork, and a lot of decisions. From an intellectually property…