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Newsletter – December 2021

December 2021 Updates New Intellectual Property Legislation in Fiji Changes to the Australian Designs Act 2003 December and January Holiday Hours New intellectual property legislation in Fiji Fiji is introducing new legislation covering trade marks, patents and designs. The new Acts were gazetted on 20 August 2021 and while the commencement date is currently unknown, […]

Newsletter – September 2021

September 2021 Updates New Zealand Law Awards 2021 Ethics; Navigating Potential Issues in Practice Expanding Your Offering? Expand your Protection September and October Holiday Hours New Zealand Law Awards 2021 Zone Law is delighted to be recognised in the New Zealand Law Awards for 2021. The excellence awardees have been published on The Lawyer Mag’s […]

Zone COVID-19 Update

Dear clients, colleagues, and friends We would like to take this opportunity to express our hopes that you and your families are well, and to share some information about Zone’s operation under New Zealand’s alert level 4 in response to a COVID-19 outbreak in the community. We at Zone will continue to work with you […]

Newsletter – July 2021

July 2021 Updates Zone Patents New Team Members Plant Variety Rights Bill Zone Patents We are delighted to announce the launch of Zone Patents this month. As the latest arm to the Zone Group, it will provide a full range of patent services. Our new Zone Patents website can be reached here. New Team Members […]

Newsletter – May 2021

May 2021 Updates Zone Article and Radio Interview New Team Members May and June Holiday Hours Zone Article and Radio Interview Theodore Doucas, a Principal at Zone was asked to comment on a recent issue of intellectual property infringement in a national online newspaper. Read the Article published on Stuff.co.nz here. Theodore also appeared on […]

Newsletter – March 2021

March 2021 Updates New AUDA Rules Global Market Tip Easter and ANZAC Holiday Hours New Rules for Australian Domain Names New rules come into effect for Australian domain names on 12 April 2021. These changes potentially affect businesses that own .com.au, .net.au and .org.au domain names. Current Rules Holders of Australian domain names must have […]

Newsletter – December 2020

December 2020 Updates Zone’s Christmas Party NZ Law Awards IP Amendment Bill Holiday Closure Zone’s Christmas Party Zone enjoyed hosting its Wellington based clients to celebrate the festive season with wine and canapes at the Wellington Club. We thank you for coming along and hope you enjoyed the evening with us. NZ Law Awards Zone […]

Newsletter – September 2020

September 2020 Updates NZ Law Awards Finalist The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards COVID-19 Extension Updates Labour Weekend Closure NZ Law Awards Finalist Zone are proud to be finalists once again in the NZ Law Awards in the category of Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year. This is the sixth year in a […]

IP Australia Increases Fees

As of Thursday 1st October 2020, IP Australia will increase their fees. The increase will affect trade marks, patents and designs as well as costs awarded in proceedings. Of particular note, the official trade mark application fee will be increased from AU$330 to AU$400 per class. Accordingly, if you are considering filing an application in […]

Newsletter – July 2020

July 2020 Updates Zone featured in SCOOP IP Australia and IPONZ Extension Policy Zone Opens New Office in Auckland Zone in SCOOP Media One of our principal partners, Theodore Doucas, had the pleasure of being interviewed by SCOOP Media for a Business article in relation to trade mark innovation and our role in the current […]