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Trade Marks are Simple – Aren’t They?

WIPO (the World Intellectual Property Office) has issued a publication called “Making a Mark – An Introduction to Trade Marks for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises”. As a specialist in Intellectual …

Immigration Policy Update

In August 2017,  Immigration New Zealand (INZ) officially released the much talked about policy overhaul for the Essential Skills work visa and Skilled Migrant residence visa categories that will have ...

Geographical Indications Registration

New Zealand at long last has a Geographical Indications (GI) register – although only for wines and spirits. What is a Geographical Indication? Wines and spirits from some particular sources ...

INTA Review 2017 – Barcelona, Spain

In May 2017, our Intellectual Property expert, Virginia Nichols, joined over 10,000 other specialists at the 139th Annual Conference of the International Trademark Association (INTA), this year held in Barcelona, Spain. The ...

Women in Law Launch

Saunders & Co is proud to have sponsored the launch of the University of Canterbury Women in Law society (UC WIL).   The goals of UC WIL include: Encouraging networks ...

Stop Fake Imports at the Border

New Zealand Customs is stopping more counterfeit goods at the border, according to recent media reports: http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/88341081/Significant-increase-in-fake-goods-being-seized-at-New-Zealands-borders Owners of Registered Trade Marks, or copyright, can register their rights by filing ...