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The new trans-Tasman patent attorney regime

New Zealand, Australia - February 28 2017 On 24 February 2017, a single patent attorney regulatory regime between Australia and New Zealand came into force. This article looks at what the...

Latest developments in Australia and New Zealand

New Zealand, Australia - February 7 2017 Australia's Productivity Commission recommends sweeping changes Australia's Productivity Commission issued a draft report in May 2016 recommending...

Proposed single patent processes for Australia and New Zealand will not proceed

New Zealand, Australia - July 14 2016 The Australian and New Zealand patent offices have been talking about a single patent application process (SAP) and a single patent examination...

Corinne Cole, Teresa Griffiths.

New Zealand patent office issues first software patent under new law

New Zealand - May 27 2016 One of the hotly-debated topics during New Zealand’s patent law reform was the extent to which patent protection should be available for...

Proposal to align New Zealand and Australian patent law

New Zealand, Australia - February 11 2016 The Patents Act 2013 was intended to significantly overhaul New Zealand's patent laws which, until recently, were operating under the Patents Act 1953...