Intellectual Property
Protecting your business
We provide ip advice to start-up business owners through to large organisations with well-known brands. We’re also well-placed to protect your brand in other parts of the world, via our membership of SCGLegal.

Our intellectual property team has a proven track record in protection and commercialisation of intellectual property. This is complemented by our leading team of litigators, who can assist clients in circumstances where their intellectual property rights are being infringed.

We regularly advise on:
  • Trade mark registration, transfer and renewal
  • Trade mark enforcement
  • Distribution and licensing agreements
  • Copyright issues
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Licensing agreements

Specialists

Recent Projects

  • Advising PQ Blackwell on its international joint venture with Moleskine relating to shared intellectual property.
  • Advising a large New Zealand pet store on passing off claim and copyright dispute.
  • Advising a US based private investment company on the restructure of intellectual property assets associated with a media business in New Zealand and its acquisition of a stake in the restructured group.
  • Advising on IP issues related to Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral
  • Providing advice to a significant seller of consumer goods regarding passing-off and Fair Trading Act claims
  • Acting for a vineyard on two trademark and passing-off disputes
  • Advising on trade mark registrations for several start-up businesses
  • Acting for a large manufacturer on the opposition of a competitor's infringing trade mark

Articles

7/10/2013

Protecting Your Brand

One of the biggest assets of any business is its brand. Brand awareness within your target market is one of the key factors determining your business' success. This means it is important you take steps to protect your brand. One way of doing so is to register your trade mark.

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20/01/2013

International Trade Mark Registrations under the Madrid System

On 10 December 2012, new regulations came into force giving effect to the Madrid Protocol in New Zealand.  This means it is now easier for New Zealand trade mark owners to apply for protection of their trade marks in multiple countries and overseas trade mark owners to apply for protection of their trade marks in New Zealand.  This article discusses the Madrid System, its advantages and disadvantages and other recent changes to our trade marks legislation.

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