IP

IPONZ patent and trademark fees to increase in February

IPONZ patent and trademark fees to increase in February

Spurred by a routine review of IPONZ fees, the changes come after a public consultation last year

US defamation suit binned after state high court finds 'patent troll' is opinion

US defamation suit binned after state high court finds 'patent troll' is opinion

The label is “quintessentially subjective,” the court ruled

New IPONZ hearings-costs schedules take effect 1 February

New IPONZ hearings-costs schedules take effect 1 February

The updates aim to ensure that costs awards are set at an appropriate level

The decline and fall of the patent attorney profession

The decline and fall of the patent attorney profession

The situation is particularly bad in New Zealand and there are still major aftershocks ahead

National IP firm promotes three

National IP firm promotes three

A trademark specialist is promoted to senior associate in Wellington, while a PhD in inorganic chemistry and a neuroscience expert are promoted to associate in Auckland

How strong are our IP laws?

How strong are our IP laws?

New Zealand's creative industries are potentially losing billions of dollars a year because the laws are not tight enough, according to one Australian IP expert. But two of NZ’s leading IP lawyers disagree.