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March 2020 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 plans in light of the announcement of a global pandemic. At Zone we have been monitoring the developments regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and we […]

Brexit – Effect on Trade Marks

After years of indecision, the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. So what does this mean for owners of European Union trade marks? EU trade marks previously covered the UK. For the rest of 2020, there will be a transition period where they will continue to do so. At that stage, for owners […]

Newsletter – January 2020

In this January Newsletter: New Madrid Protocol Countries New Zealand Practice Update Waitangi Day Zone’s Intern New members of the Madrid System in 2019 The Madrid Protocol System allows New Zealand trade mark owners to file their trade mark in many countries around the world, in a cost effective and streamlined way. Many of our […]

Holiday Closure

Our offices will close on Tuesday 24 December 2019 5pm and reopen on Monday 6 January 2020 8:30am. We will have skeleton staff available during the closure period. The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand will close on Tuesday 24 December 2019 and will reopen on Friday 3 January 2020. Please remember that if you […]

Newsletter – December 2019

In this December Newsletter Zone at the Law Awards Wellington Client Function Austin INTA Leadership Zone Welcomes a New Team Member New Zealand Law Awards Zone were proud to be one of the finalists for NZ IP Specialist Firm of the Year once again at the NZ Law Awards. Wellington Client Function We are also […]

Newsletter – September 2019

In this September Newsletter Zone Nominated for Law Awards Zone Welcomes a New Team Member The Sir Paul Callaghan Eureka Awards International Interns The New “Trade Mark Checker” Tool Labour Weekend Closure Zone Nominated for Law Awards Zone are proud to be finalists once again in the New Zealand Law Awards in the category of Intellectual […]

International Interns

The Zone team were delighted to have two interns with us from Europe during their summer break. Let us introduce you to Emma Palombi from France and Kevin Kurth from Germany. Emma Palombi I am in my second year of university studying law in France, and a legal internship in a foreign firm is required […]

Newsletter – June 2019

In this June Issue International Trade Mark Association Annual Meeting 2019 Website Updates Scams International Trade Mark Association Annual Meeting 2019 Zone hosted another successful reception at the annual INTA conference in Boston. Thank you to everyone who attended our event. We really enjoyed seeing you all! Please click here to see photos from the […]

Newsletter – March 2019

In this March Issue New IPONZ hearings-costs Schedules now in effect EU Free Trade and New Hearing Costs Global Market Tip Brexit – Effect on Trade Marks Holidays Hours New IPONZ hearings-costs schedules now in effect New schedules of costs for IPONZ trademark and patent hearings took effect on 1 February 2019. The updated schedules […]

Newsletter – December 2018

Zone were proud to be one of the finalists for NZ IP Specialist Firm of the Year once again at the NZ Law Awards. Client Functions This year we hosted our first Auckland Client Function. The night was a great success. Thank you to those who joined us, we hope you had a wonderful evening […]