Searching Content indexed under Intellectual Property by Duncan Cotterill ordered by Published Date Descending.
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Trade mark invoicing scam – what you can do if you are affected
If you have paid an invoice from TM Publisher, contact the Commerce Commission, as they may chase a refund for you.
New Zealand
8 May 2016
Kit Kat fingers shape – trademark registration - the United Kingdom plays catch-up with New Zealand
A New Zealand decision on the trademark registrability of the Kit Kat four fingers shape was handed down some years ago.
New Zealand
12 Jul 2015
SANTE® bar shape - trademark registration accepted in New Zealand
What the Whittaker's SANTE bar case confirms again is that it is possible to register distinctive shapes as trade marks.
New Zealand
12 Jul 2015
Judgment summary - Passing off - Starbucks (HK) Ltd and PCCW Media Ltd v British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC and others
The UK Supreme Court has reconsidered the law relating to passing off in light of the emergence of a global marketplace.
New Zealand
19 May 2015
IP update - New .nz domain addresses available
As of 30 September 2014, the New Zealand Domain Name Commission will be offering .nz domains for registration.
New Zealand
24 Sep 2014
Social media use - trade mark ownership in New Zealand
NZ trade mark ownership really hinges on whether you directed your use of the trade mark to the New Zealand public.
New Zealand
13 Aug 2014
Protecting confidential information when employees leave
An organisation's biggest asset (its key employees) can also be its biggest liability, should they decide to move on.
New Zealand
28 Mar 2014
Australasian copyright? - still some differences to keep in mind
The recent G-Star decision is a reminder that copyright laws in Australia and New Zealand still differ on some points.
New Zealand
24 Oct 2013
The Personal Property Securties Act 1999 (PPSA) and Intellectual Property
The impact of the law on personal property securities on IP assignments, licences and other transactions involving IP assets.
New Zealand
27 May 2013
First file sharing decision under new copyright infringement regime
RIANZ had a victory under the new file sharing provisions of the NZ Copyright Act against an internet account holder.
New Zealand
4 Mar 2013
Tough Laws To Protect The Intellectual Property Of Rugby World Cup 2011 Sponsors
The big intellectual property issues surrounding the Rugby World Cup centre on the Major Events Management Act (MEMA). Essentially this legislation is designed to help organizers protect the interests of sponsors who fund the hosting of such events.
New Zealand
2 Nov 2010
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