Zone hosted another successful reception at the annual INTA conference in Singapore. Thank you to everyone who attended our event. We really enjoyed seeing you all! Please click here to see photos from the evening.
We are delighted to announce we are an Accredited Living wage Employer! This means we have joined a network of around 370 business throughout New Zealand that are committed to reducing in-work poverty and paying a living wage to their employees. We would like to acknowledge our fellow Living Wage businesses throughout New Zealand on […]
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 […]
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 […]
The COVID-19 virus has led to an unprecedented global response. In New Zealand we are implementing a complete lockdown for the next four weeks starting from Wednesday 25th March. We at Zone will continue to work with you to accommodate your IP and legal needs. We have our teams working remotely with full electronic access […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]