Current FYIs

May 2015


FYIs are articles that consider current issues, law changes and significant court decisions. To suggest a topic for a future FYI, please click on the 'Suggest an FYI' page on the left hand navigation bar. To receive FYIs via email on your choice of topic, please click on 'register to receive our publications' at the end of this page.

FYI: Intellectual Property – Spirit in the law: Geographical indications legislation update

15 Apr 2015

The New Zealand Government recently announced that bringing into force the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 is on the horizon...

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FYI: Competition Law – Update

15 Apr 2015

In this FYI we report on a recent Supplementary Order Paper (SOP) introduced to amend the Cartel Bill – this suggests the enactment of the Cartel Bill isn’t far off...

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FYI: Compliance Law – New Zealand to address growing threat of bribery and corruption

13 Apr 2015

The Organised Crime and Anti-corruption Legislation Bill is set to implement changes to New Zealand’s legislation on bribery and corruption. It is timely considering that a recent survey has highlighted the growing threat in New Zealand...

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FYI: Banking & Finance – Introduction to the Responsible Lending Code: what you need to know

31 Mar 2015

After concerns raised by industry groups on earlier drafts, the Responsible Lending Code (Code) was released by Hon Paul Goldsmith, Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs on 17 March 2015 to a generally positive reception...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Denim Wars 2.0

25 Mar 2015

You may recall G-Star Raw’s 2013 High Court claim against Jeanswest Corporation (New Zealand) Ltd in which G-Star was awarded a very meagre $325 in damages for copyright infringement of the "5620 Elwood" jean design...

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