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18 Apr
2016

Authors
Anchali Anandanayagam
Samuel Choi
Categories
Technology
Telecommunications

The Government announces regulation of communications

As part of the review of the Telecommunications Act 2001, the Government has announced a series of high-level policy decisions on regulating the telecommunications sector in light of technological advances. The review of the Act is part of the Government’s Convergence work programme, which aims to update regulations in light of technological advances (see our […]

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21 Mar
2016

Authors
Jason Rudkin-Binks
Sarah Pearce
Categories
Intellectual Property
New Legislation

Tequila, Cognac, Scotch, or a case of Champagne? A spirited update on the registration of Geographical Indications

A geographical indication (GI) is any sign or symbol that identifies goods as originating from a specific region or location of a country and attributes to those goods a quality, reputation or other characteristic linked to that location. Examples of GIs include Champagne, Tequila, Parmesan, and (a little closer to home) Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. These […]

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3 Mar
2016

Authors
Anchali Anandanayagam
Categories
Commercial Contracts
Consumer Law

Unfair Contract Terms – do your terms of trade comply?

As a business that provides goods and/or services to New Zealand consumers, it is reasonable to limit your liability, right? Well, not in all cases.  The Commerce Commission recently completed its review of standard form contracts across the telecommunications sector for compliance with the unfair contract terms provisions of the Fair Trading Act 1986 (see […]

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