Latest Publications

September 2014

FYI: Intellectual Property – Sex Wax sells: Court of Appeal surfs in to clarify trade mark “awareness”

15 Sep 2014

Intellectual property is often referred to as a 'sexy law' (mainly by intellectual property lawyers…). It involves cool brands, valuable trade secrets and state of the art technological advancements...

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FYI: Resource management – Paki (No 2) – The Supreme Court rules on riverbed ownership

04 Sep 2014

The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Paki v Attorney-General (No 2) leaves the law on riverbed ownership uncertain, and is likely to lead to further litigation and political lobbying...

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FYI: Tax and Charities – The Supreme Court's Greenpeace Decision

27 Aug 2014

Charitable & "political" purposes are no longer mutually exclusive... But has the Supreme Court really brought clarity to the law of charity?...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Fashion Faux Pas - words of warning for the fashion forward

25 Aug 2014

As fashion’s faces gather in Auckland for Fashion Week 2014, Claire Foggo and Janelle Cooke from our IP team look at recent intellectual property disputes from New Zealand and abroad and their lessons for our fashionistas...

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FYI: Corporate Advisory – Details of new resident director requirement finalised

19 Aug 2014

Recent regulations have confirmed details for the new director residency requirement inserted into the Companies Act 1993 by the Companies Amendment Act 2014...

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FYI: Food & Beverage – Food law seminar

19 Aug 2014

Last week Associate Ciska de Rijk attended a food law seminar in Melbourne, Australia. Here are some highlights from the seminar...

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Law Guides: Asia Employment Law Update

01 Aug 2014

Simpson Grierson's Employment Law Group is pleased to have the opportunity to continue to participate in the Asia Employment Law Quarterly Review, in conjunction with its employment law associates throughout the Asia Pacific...

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FYI: Local Government – Our scorecard on the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No.3)

29 Jul 2014

The Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Act (No 3) passed its third reading today...

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