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March 23, 2020

Regulating Tech in 2020 Series | Big Changes Ahead for Copyright Law

Copyright law in New Zealand is currently under the microscope, with a thorough review of the Copyright Act 1994 being undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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March 23, 2020

Regulating Tech in 2020 Series | Big Changes Ahead for Copyright Law

Copyright law in New Zealand is currently under the microscope, with a thorough review of the Copyright Act 1994 being undertaken by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

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IP
March 5, 2020

When it isn’t about you: Defining personal information

The High Court has given a decision that deals with the breadth of “personal information” and when information is truly “mixed information” about multiple people.

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March 5, 2020

When it isn’t about you: Defining personal information

The High Court has given a decision that deals with the breadth of “personal information” and when information is truly “mixed information” about multiple people.

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IP
February 20, 2020

What MFAT had to say: It’s time for submissions on the proposed GI extension

On Tuesday 18th February we attended the MFAT presentation held in Auckland as part of the consultation process for its discussion paper entitled “EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Protection of Geographical Indications in New Zealand.”

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February 20, 2020

What MFAT had to say: It’s time for submissions on the proposed GI extension

On Tuesday 18th February we attended the MFAT presentation held in Auckland as part of the consultation process for its discussion paper entitled “EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Protection of Geographical Indications in New Zealand.”

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IP
December 12, 2019

Are you a NZ food producer? Read on for changes that may affect you.

MFAT releases discussion paper on the EU’s proposals for the extension of the geographical indication (GI) protections it wants to see in NZ...

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December 12, 2019

Are you a NZ food producer? Read on for changes that may affect you.

MFAT releases discussion paper on the EU’s proposals for the extension of the geographical indication (GI) protections it wants to see in NZ...

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IP
February 22, 2017

SNAP - all crocodile brands are the same! (Or not ...)

Length of "Crocodile" TM hearings

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February 22, 2017

SNAP - all crocodile brands are the same! (Or not ...)

Length of "Crocodile" TM hearings

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IP
March 20, 2017

Lego gets trolled in the US

In an ironic twist, Lego (who make several excellent troll figurines) gets trolled in the US.

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March 20, 2017

Lego gets trolled in the US

In an ironic twist, Lego (who make several excellent troll figurines) gets trolled in the US.

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IP
July 31, 2017

A new (wine) world order

Wine, we love it but only when we get what we're expecting.

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July 31, 2017

A new (wine) world order

Wine, we love it but only when we get what we're expecting.

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IP
September 21, 2017

A Friendly Lawyer - Stranger Things indeed!

An unnamed Netflix lawyer has unwittingly gone viral (and struck PR gold in the process) by penning a good-natured cease and desist letter to the proprietors of a pop-up bar based (without consent) on Stranger Things "“ one of its flagship series.

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September 21, 2017

A Friendly Lawyer - Stranger Things indeed!

An unnamed Netflix lawyer has unwittingly gone viral (and struck PR gold in the process) by penning a good-natured cease and desist letter to the proprietors of a pop-up bar based (without consent) on Stranger Things "“ one of its flagship series.

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IP
February 23, 2018

Fair use vs fair dealing

Using short bursts of an artist's music is incredibly common in movies, documentaries, TV shows and even other music. Often, that use is authorised. When it's not, in New Zealand, the user needs to rely on the right to "fair deal" in the copyright work.

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IP
February 23, 2018

Fair use vs fair dealing

Using short bursts of an artist's music is incredibly common in movies, documentaries, TV shows and even other music. Often, that use is authorised. When it's not, in New Zealand, the user needs to rely on the right to "fair deal" in the copyright work.

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IP
April 8, 2018

Robots and Copyright: who owns a photo taken by AI?

Use of AI raises interesting questions around the ownership of copyright.

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April 8, 2018

Robots and Copyright: who owns a photo taken by AI?

Use of AI raises interesting questions around the ownership of copyright.

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IP
May 29, 2018

Parody and satire - an exception to copyright?

Parody and satire have long had a place in public commentary.

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May 29, 2018

Parody and satire - an exception to copyright?

Parody and satire have long had a place in public commentary.

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IP
June 7, 2018

The meme of memes: Casual copyright infringement

At the risk of a "well, actually" moment, memes are more than the commonly-understood picture-with-words-on-it.

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June 7, 2018

The meme of memes: Casual copyright infringement

At the risk of a "well, actually" moment, memes are more than the commonly-understood picture-with-words-on-it.

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IP
June 26, 2018

Food for thought: a pitfall of descriptive trade marks

My Food Bag's quirky response (which is worth a read itself) to a stern letter from a German multinational food delivery service, HelloFresh, in relation to My Food Bag's use of the phrase "Hello Fresh Start the programme" highlights a potential pitfall of descriptive trade marks.

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June 26, 2018

Food for thought: a pitfall of descriptive trade marks

My Food Bag's quirky response (which is worth a read itself) to a stern letter from a German multinational food delivery service, HelloFresh, in relation to My Food Bag's use of the phrase "Hello Fresh Start the programme" highlights a potential pitfall of descriptive trade marks.

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October 28, 2018

WORLD and the Commerce Commission reach an agreement on misleading labelling

1100 Chinese made items of clothing labeled 'Fabrique en Nouvelle-Zelande'

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October 28, 2018

WORLD and the Commerce Commission reach an agreement on misleading labelling

1100 Chinese made items of clothing labeled 'Fabrique en Nouvelle-Zelande'

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November 26, 2018

Protecting IP in a global market

Every year companies lose millions to intellectual property (IP) theft. While counterfeit products are nothing new, brands and products are becoming increasingly easier to steal. As businesses move online, both companies and customers need to be savvier.

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IP
November 26, 2018

Protecting IP in a global market

Every year companies lose millions to intellectual property (IP) theft. While counterfeit products are nothing new, brands and products are becoming increasingly easier to steal. As businesses move online, both companies and customers need to be savvier.

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IP
November 28, 2018

Country of origin labelling is coming for primary foods

Retailers of primary food products will soon need to tell consumers where that food was grown, harvested, caught or raised.

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November 28, 2018

Country of origin labelling is coming for primary foods

Retailers of primary food products will soon need to tell consumers where that food was grown, harvested, caught or raised.

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IP
December 9, 2018

Broader border protection powers for Customs

Border protection measures preventing counterfeit and pirated goods entering New Zealand will no longer be the sole responsibility of rights holders, and Customs will soon also be able to stop infringing goods from exiting New Zealand.

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IP
December 9, 2018

Broader border protection powers for Customs

Border protection measures preventing counterfeit and pirated goods entering New Zealand will no longer be the sole responsibility of rights holders, and Customs will soon also be able to stop infringing goods from exiting New Zealand.

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January 14, 2019

Comments sought on Geographical Indication protection in the EU-NZ FTA

NZ Foreign Affairs and Trade Manatū Aorere is consulting on the geographical indications that should be protected in the EU-NZ free trade agreement currently being negotiated.

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January 14, 2019

Comments sought on Geographical Indication protection in the EU-NZ FTA

NZ Foreign Affairs and Trade Manatū Aorere is consulting on the geographical indications that should be protected in the EU-NZ free trade agreement currently being negotiated.

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IP
June 21, 2019

VERBalising your brand: the mark of success or risky business?

Prominent trade marks have a way of becoming a part of the modern vernacular.

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June 21, 2019

VERBalising your brand: the mark of success or risky business?

Prominent trade marks have a way of becoming a part of the modern vernacular.

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IP
July 30, 2019

The Art of ... Intellectual Property

Laura Carter recently hosted a session on the 'Art of IP' to the wonderfully accommodating and friendly community at GridAKL

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July 30, 2019

The Art of ... Intellectual Property

Laura Carter recently hosted a session on the 'Art of IP' to the wonderfully accommodating and friendly community at GridAKL

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September 11, 2019

Kia ora! (Yes we can still say that)

Frequent flyers on our national airline will no doubt have perused Air New Zealand's in-flight magazine Kia Ora.

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September 11, 2019

Kia ora! (Yes we can still say that)

Frequent flyers on our national airline will no doubt have perused Air New Zealand's in-flight magazine Kia Ora.

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