Latest Publications

September 2015

FYI: Intellectual Property – Fashion Week 2015: a chic update to the last year of IP and fashion

24 Aug 2015

Regardless of your price point or personal taste, fashion is always a hot area for intellectual property disputes and 2015 was no different. We look at some of the highlights of the last year...

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FYI: Public Sector – Procurement: Think Your Commercial Tenders Are Off Limits for Judicial Review? Think Again.

19 Aug 2015

Procurement in the public sector just got more complicated, with the recent High Court decision in Problem Gambling Foundation of New Zealand v Attorney-General [2015] NZHC 1701...

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FYI: Local Government – Compulsory acquisition notices and unregistered interests

19 Aug 2015

The recent High Court summary judgment in The Minister for Canterbury Earthquake Recovery v Ace Developments Limited [2015] NZHC 1027provides useful guidance on one key aspect of the compulsory acquisition process under the Public Works Act 1981 (PWA)...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – IP border protection notices: What can they do for your business?

18 Aug 2015

The trade in tangible counterfeit or infringing goods is a key concern for many businesses...

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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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Feature Article: Taking the pulse of local government in New Zealand 2015

20 Jul 2015

Our new report identifies what Mayors and Chairs of local authorities think are the major issues facing their communities and organisations...

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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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