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8 April 2019
The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has released the result of their review of Office fees and subsequent consultation. We look at what this means for patent and trade mark Applicants in New Zealand.
29 March 2019
The New Zealand Court of Appeal clarifies points of law in New Zealand as to revocation, conflicting applications/registrations, and ownership in International Consolidated Business Pty Ltd v S C Johnson & Son Inc  NZCA 61.
22 March 2019
The Australian Government recently enacted legislation to repeal section 51(3) of the Australian Competition and Consumer Act 2010, which exempted conditions in the licensing or assignment of IP rights from being subject to competition law. The New Zealand Government is proposing to follow suit.
8 March 2019
Several recent decisions of the Assistant Commissioner of Patents suggest that we may see a relaxation of how the Patents Act 2013 and its regulations are applied in New Zealand.
22 February 2019
We will be attending the INTA annual meeting in Boston and Bio in Philadelphia and look forward to seeing you there.
Henry Hughes IP trade mark practitioners listed among the world's leading trademark professionals in WTR 1000
20 February 2019
We are pleased to announce that three of our senior trade mark practitioners have been named among the world's leading trade mark professionals in World Trademark Review's WTR 1000 (2019).
14 December 2018
Whether Weetabix was an infringement of the Weet-Bix trade mark framed the issue before the High Court in the recent case of Australasian Conference Association Limited v A Little Bit of Britain Limited  NZHC 2501.
12 December 2018
Amendments to the Patents Act 2013 mean that from 30 December 2018, a general grace period of 12 months will be provided for in New Zealand. There are some important points to note about this provision.
11 December 2018
On 30 December 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement will come into force. This means that some amendments to intellectual property laws set out in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Amendment Act 2018 will come into force the same day.