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New Zealand Chinese Language Week Over the last week we have celebrated New Zealand Chinese Language Week.  Each day we
Confidential Evidence - Guidelines Update The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has updated its practice guidelines relating to
Distinctiveness and 3D Shape Mark Protection Unique 3D shapes applied to products can act as important brand identifiers, and can
An important Reminder of China's First to File Trade Mark System In July 2018 ActionSoft filed trade mark infringement proceedings
Tips for Trade Secrets Protection When Doing Business in ChinaTrade secrets refer to technical information and operational information which is
Highlights of the new China Copyright law in relation to copyright protectionOn 11 November 2020, China's National People's Congress passed the
Brexit and your trade mark rights The UK officially left the EU on 31 January 2020, with the transitional period
Offensive Trade Marks and Cultural Sensitivities The New Zealand Trade Marks Act 2002 prohibits the registration of offensive trade marks,