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December 2014

FYI: Intellectual Property – 2014 Christmas Crackers

17 Dec 2014

It is time to look back on a busy year in the intellectual property world as we head into the silly season. In this article, we report on some of the curious intellectual property issues that have arisen in 2014...

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FYI: Employment Law – Reinstatement – not the primary remedy, but a growing trend?

03 Dec 2014

Four recent decisions serve as a reminder to employers that reinstatement, while no longer the primary remedy, is still a real risk...

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Law Guides: Doing Business in New Zealand

01 Dec 2014

We have many years of experience in providing advice to multinational firms and their professional advisers on all aspects of doing business in New Zealand.

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FYI: Construction Law – NZS 3917 or NEC3 TSC - Which term service contract to use?

16 Oct 2014

In the absence of a New Zealand standard form fixed term service (eg maintenance services) contract, the NEC3 Term Service Contract (TSC) has in recent years been gaining a foothold in New Zealand...

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Feature Article: Post-election employment law wish list

01 Oct 2014

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FYI: Local Government – The Thames-Coromandel Freedom Camping Bylaw - a victory for local preferences

29 Sep 2014

Last month the High Court issued its decision in judicial review proceedings brought by the New Zealand Motor Caravan Association challenging the validity of the Thames-Coromandel District Council Freedom Camping Bylaw 2011...

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FYI: Sales & Marketing – Are your headline statements misleading

23 Sep 2014

The Court of Appeal has recently released its precedent setting Godfrey Hirst v Cavalier Bremworth decision...

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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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