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27 September 2011
The Waitangi Tribunal's report on the WAI 262 claim was released on 3 July 2011.Commonly known as the “flora and fauna” claim, the WAI 262 claim addressed the ownership and use of Maori knowledge, cultural expressions, indigenous species of flora and fauna, all known as taonga (treasures), and inventions and products derived from indigenous flora and fauna and/or utilising Maori knowledge. Here we look at a number of key facts as they are relevant to Intellectual Property rights.
13 November 2009
Your trade mark is your brand. It’s the way people remember you and your product – think Whittaker’s, 42 Below, Swanndri. Recognition of a brand allows customers to make repeat purchasers from you and it is an important business asset.
10 November 2008
Geographical Indications News
7 August 2006
Domain names within the .nz space are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, when the name is registered, there is no enquiry into whether the registrant is entitled to use and register the domain name.