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New Comparative Advertising Law Tested

Friday, 12 December 2003, 10:42 am | A.J. Park

In a recent decision of the Court of Appeal, consideration was given to the new Trade Marks Act 2002, which for the first time makes it legal to engage in comparative advertising. More >>

Growth In Trade Marks

Friday, 1 August 2003, 11:48 am | A.J. Park

A 10% growth in trade mark application filings over the past year, with 45% of those filings made by New Zealand companies, shows that New Zealand companies are investing in the intellectual property of brand building, according to intellectual property ... More >>

Patent Attorneys’ Role Reviewed

Thursday, 24 April 2003, 5:07 pm | A.J. Park

Intellectual Property law firm, A J Park, is pleased the Government has maintained professional standards for patent attorneys in the amendments just agreed to by Cabinet for modernising the regulation of the patent attorney profession. More >>

Patents Act Amendment Threatens Patent Enforcement

Wednesday, 11 December 2002, 1:46 pm | A.J. Park

A back door amendment to the Patents Act introduced via the Statutes Amendment Bill No. 2 when it was reported back from a Select committee in September, could have far reaching consequences and limit effective patent protection in New Zealand, according ... More >>

Trade Mark Act Threatens Major Brands

Wednesday, 27 November 2002, 9:15 am | A.J. Park

The new Trade Mark Act presents some challenges for trade mark owners, while also bringing in some welcome changes, according to trade mark specialist, Bryan Thompson, partner at A J Park. More >>

Trade Mark Bill Puts New Onus On TM Owners

Friday, 8 March 2002, 11:56 am | A.J. Park

The report back of the Trade Mark Bill by the Select Committee brings some challenges for trade mark owners as well as some welcome changes, according to trade mark specialist, Bryan Thompson, partner at A J Park. More >>

USA Tender For Anti-Terrorist Inventions

Friday, 14 December 2001, 2:33 pm | A.J. Park

The United States' fight against terrorism involves looking for high-tech solutions to combat terrorism and the US Government (Under Secretary of Defence for Acquisition Technology and Logistics) has issued an open tender to technology companies around ... More >>

Creative New Zealand - Money Down The Drain

Monday, 23 July 2001, 12:32 am | A.J. Park

Creative New Zealand has filed 234 trade mark applications and incurred Intellectual Property Office fees in excess of $23,000, (excluding any legal fees incurred) trying to register, among other things, the words 'Maori Made" and variations of them ... More >>

'Maori Made' Trade Mark Has Limitations

Friday, 20 July 2001, 9:10 am | A.J. Park

John Hackett, intellectual property lawyer at A J Park, says Creative New Zealand is probably mistaken if they think they can claim exclusivity to the words 'Maori Made' through a trade mark. More >>

Urgency Required To Secure New Domain Names

Thursday, 24 May 2001, 11:36 am | A.J. Park

Two new domain names, .biz and .info, are about to be launched because most meaningful .com names have already been used. Many New Zealand companies have not been able to secure a .com registration for their major brands. There is a short window of ... More >>

Website Cloned By Aliens

Wednesday, 23 August 2000, 1:36 pm | A.J. Park

Leading New Zealand intellectual property law firm A J Park, has had its website cloned by a Russian computer programmer, who copied the site exactly, but replaced every New Zealand reference with a Russian one. More >>

NZ Company Win In Cybersquatter Case

Thursday, 1 June 2000, 11:40 am | A.J. Park

New Zealand company, Moana Pacific Fisheries Ltd, has successfully won back the right to use its own name from a 'cybersquatter'. More >>




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