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NZ patent oppositions what are the steps?
  • FPA Patent Attorneys
  • New Zealand, Australia
  • January 31 2013

Opposition is commenced by filing a Notice of Opposition. This form is required to recite the grounds relied upon and details of prior art. In


Bankrupt New Zealander bankrupted in Australia
  • Norton Rose Fulbright
  • New Zealand, Australia
  • November 9 2011

Another failed property developer has just been made bankrupt in Australia, this time with a difference he was already bankrupt in New Zealand.


Trade marks: the case of the allegedly misleading beach sandal
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 20 2011

A Brazilian manufacturer of beach footwear has been unsuccessful in its attempt to prevent the registration of a trade mark by a rival in New Zealand.


GeoSmart Maps ltd v goSmart Foundation Ltd
  • Buddle Findlay
  • New Zealand
  • October 18 2011

In this case, GeoSmart sought and obtained an injunction restraining goSmart from using the name "goSmart" in trade.


Practice guide for RMA commissioners
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • September 27 2011

In early 2009 a group of senior, independent RMA hearing Commissioners created a forum to discuss issues of common concern around decision making processes at first instance.


Reforming the Incorporated Societies Act
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • September 27 2011

Community organizations play an important role in New Zealand society.


Procedure: re-opening a hearing after it is closed
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • September 27 2011

The Environment Court confirmed that it has jurisdiction (through section 269 of the RMA) to allow further submissions after the close of a hearing but before the decision, but it declined to allow it in Britten v Auckland Council 2011 NZEnvC 205.


Allocation and privatisation of freshwater: Waikato regional council's proposed Variation 6
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • September 27 2011

The Environment Court hearing on Waikato Regional Council's proposed Variation 6 to the Waikato Regional Plan has closed, with the Court indicating that a decision will be released in November this year.


Trade competition: court declaration that a submitter is a trade competitor at a council hearing
  • Bell Gully
  • New Zealand
  • September 27 2011

The Environment Court has given a clear message that it has jurisdiction to make a declaration that a would-be submitter is acting contrary to the new trade competition provisions in the RMA through its involvement in a Council hearing.


Asset freezing orders - a powerful weapon in a tight spot
  • Chapman Tripp
  • New Zealand
  • June 2 2011

Freezing orders can be used to stop debtors from spending or hiding assets which are under claim.