IP
November 11, 2019

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

Length of "Crocodile" TM hearings

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November 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

A new (wine) world order

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

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November 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

Parody and satire - an exception to copyright?

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

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November 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

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 11, 2019

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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November 11, 2019

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 11, 2019

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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November 11, 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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November 11, 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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November 11, 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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November 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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