Latest News & Articles

  • 27 October 2022

     Henry Hughes IP has been recognised for its hard work this year by receiving a number of awards. Rankings were based on a number of attributes, including initiatives, achievements, longevity in the industry, points of difference, third party references and client service approach.

  • 25 October 2022

     The High Court of Australia recently handed down its decision in Aristocrat Technologies Australia Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Patents [2022] HCA 29 regarding computer-implemented inventions in Australia.

  • 6 July 2022

     In the District Court of New York, an unusual dispute has recently unfolded involving Intellectual Property, Art, Crypto-currency and Fashion. We discuss the latest challenging of Non-fungible Tokens (NFTs) called "MetaBirkin" - a series of digital images featuring furry renditions of Hermes' coveted and exclusive Birkin handbag.

  • 5 July 2022

    On 30 June 2022, New Zealand and the European Union concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement (NZ-EU FTA, the Agreement).  The Agreement requires changes to New Zealand's law regarding copyright and geographical indications. 

  • 4 July 2022

    The concept of a ‘strong’ patent is difficult to define.  As with many things in patent law the answer is “it depends”.  Mostly it depends on what the patentee wants the patent to achieve.  A patent which does not support the business goals of the patentee is not strong. 

  • 6 April 2022

     The Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the United Kingdom (NZ-UK FTA, the Agreement) has been finalised and was signed on the 28th of February 2022. This article focuses on provisions relating to intellectual property rights.


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