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Newsletter – October 2017

In this October Newsletter issue: Zone attends Business Expo 2017 Keep an Eye on Your Trade Mark Registrations Zone Welcomes New Staff Watch This Space… Business Expo 2017 Trademark Zone was pleased to be represented at the recent Business Expo in Wellington. The team had a great day engaging with the public and other stallholders […]

Newsletter – August 2017

In this newsletter Wines and Spirits Geographical Indications now registrable in New Zealand New Zealand Copyright Act Review Underway The Contract and Commercial Law Act 2017 Know your Rights Zone Welcomes New Staff Zone will be attending IPSANZ Annual Conference Wines and Spirits Geographical Indications now registrable in New Zealand The Geographical Indications (Wine and […]

Scam Letter Warning

There has been a recent surge in telephone calls and emails from clients and members of the public who have received fake letters regarding their trade marks. It seems a number of letters have been sent purporting to be from “PTMO”, the “Patent and Trade Mark Organisation”, a company who will renew your trade mark […]

Newsletter – April 2017

In this newsletter Easter Weekend and Anzac Day INTA 2017 Jumbo Tennis Easter Weekend and Anzac Day Friday 14 April – Monday 17 April and Tuesday 25 April Zone IP and Zone Law will be closed for business on Friday 14 April 2017 through till Monday 17  April 2017 for Easter Weekend. We will be […]

Newsletter – November 2016

In this Newsletter Issue: IPONZ closed due to Earthquake What’s in a Name New Zealand Trade Mark Scam – Payments Made to New Zealand Trade Mark Owners Trade Marks and Social Media IPONZ closed due to Earthquake The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand was closed on Monday and Tuesday the 14th and 15th of […]

New IP Australia fees

Trade mark fees are being overhauled in Australia. New fees for Australian trade mark applications and renewals will come into effect on 10 October 2016, while new fees for WIPO import applications and renewals take effect on 28 October 2016. The most significant change in trade marks is the removal of the registration fee. Australia […]

Newsletter – June 2016

In this Newsletter Issue: BREXIT – Implications for Your EU Trade Mark Not enough use, No registration Use it or Lose it BREXIT – Implications for Your EU Trade Mark Last week, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union setting the UK on a new course internationally. While a great deal remains unknown […]

Newsletter – May 2016

In this Newsletter Issue: New Zealand Trade Mark Scam – Interim Agreement Reached Apple lose out in Chinese Trade Mark decision Manuka Doctor not a Health Claim International Trademark Association Queens Birthday Weekend Apple lose out in Chinese Trade Mark decision A recent Trade Mark decision in China highlights the need for brand owners to […]

Scam letters continue to do the rounds

There has been a recent surge in telephone calls and emails from clients and members of the public who have received fake letters regarding their trade marks. It seems a huge number of letters have been sent purporting to be from “TM Publisher”, a company who will publish your trade mark on their website, the […]