Current FYIs

August 2015

FYI

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: Privacy Law – Drone regulation taking off

24 Jul 2015

Drones are a unique piece of technology that have been capturing the headlines in recent months. Drones have many legitimate and advantageous uses, but just as equally, they are capable of misuse...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Trend spotting: non-traditional trade marks are hot right now

21 Jul 2015

Like many areas of the law, trade mark practice is well established and slow to change. So, when IP practitioners spot a trend in the approach to trade mark protection, it is generally worth talking about...

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FYI: Competition Law – Update

16 Jul 2015

In this FYI we report on the Commerce Commission’s Strategic Intelligence Report, recently released under the Official Information Act. We also provide an update on the recent CFMEU decision of the Full Federal Court in Australia ...

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FYI: Media Law – Harmful Digital Communications Act: what you need to know

03 Jul 2015

Whether you’re an online host or a social media user, the new Harmful Digital Communications Act affects you. It will become law as soon as it receives Royal assent – tipped to be next Monday, 6 July 2015...

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FYI: Intellectual Property Law – Revocation - is your trade mark vulnerable?

25 Jun 2015

Applying for and getting registration of a trade mark in New Zealand is relatively simple. However, having a trade mark registration does not necessarily give you protection forever...

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