Recent News & Publications
16 Apr 2018
A registered mark provides a number of benefits; the right to exclusive use of the mark for the goods and services covered, the right to sue for infringement, as a deterrent to competitors from using the same or similar mark, and as a hurdle to registration of similar marks by competitors. The question is which version of the mark should be registered to maximise these benefits? It is a strategic decision and one that is useful to discuss with your trade mark attorney to ensure the best outcomes.
06 Apr 2018
A Private Member’s Bill proposed to be introduced for debate in New Zealand’s Parliament may provide New Zealand innovators access to a second-tier patent system, affording them the opportunity for patent protection for inventions that may not qualify for a standard patent.