Newsletter – January – February 2024

Welcome back! Welcome to 2024. We trust you had a well-deserved break. We look forward to enhancing our relationships with you all this year. Sirpa Update Theodore Doucas and Jeremy Hunter, Principals of Zone Law have been assisting Clive Elliott KC and Sharon Chandra in the ongoing Court of Appeal case for Sirpa Alalääkkölä regarding […]

Newsletter – December 2023

Christmas Closures Thank you to our colleagues! Auckland and Wellington City Mission Christmas Closures Our Auckland and Wellington Offices will be closed for business from 5pm Friday 22 December and will reopen on Monday 15 January 2024. We will have skeleton crew from Tuesday 2 January for urgent IP filings. The Intellectual Property Office of […]

Newsletter – October / November

International Conferences What’s In A Name Mary Potter Hospice – Strawberry Festival 2023 New Staff Christmas Closures International Conferences Theodore Doucas, a Principal of Zone Law, continued his worldwide travels. In October he headed to FICPI’s Open Forum conference in London. Two standout sessions for Theodore were on traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions as […]

Newsletter – August / September 2023

New Zealand Law Awards Nomination Incorporated Societies Act 2022 Impacts of NZ – EU trade agreement on GIs My time at Zone – Ana our French Intern New Zealand Law Awards Nomination We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for Intellectual Property Specialist Law Firm of the Year 2023 […]

Newsletter – June / July 2023

INTA Singapore New Zealand and United Kingdom Fair Trade Agreement Law Fest Conference South Mach Exhibition New Zealand Law Awards 2023 New staff INTA Singapore Theodore, Karen and Chris headed to Singapore for the annual INTA Conference in May. Whilst there, they hosted a function for their wider colleagues and clients in the IP field. […]

Newsletter – April 2023

Court of Appeal – Sirpa Case. We were delighted to appear in the Court of Appeal this month for one of our clients alongside Clive Elliot KC. Read more regarding the case here. NZ Lawyer Article; by Jeremy Hunter and Christopher Sheehan Jeremy Hunter and Christopher Sheehan recently collaborated with another IP firm in an […]

Newsletter – Christmas 2022

Auckland and Wellington City Mission Thank you for working with Zone again this year. We hope that you have a restful break over the holiday season. With the difficulties faced by many families around New Zealand this year, rather than sending corporate gifts, we have used our gift budget to support the Auckland and Wellington […]

Newsletter – December 2022

Zone December Newsletter 2022 New Zealand Law Awards INTA Leadership Meeting Miami 2022 Trusts Christmas Closures New Zealand Law Awards The Zone team travelled to Auckland on 10th November to attend the 2022 New Zealand Law Awards where we were an excellence awardee and finalist in the IP Law Firm of the Year section. We […]

Newsletter – October 2022

October 2022 update: Impacts of NZ – EU Trade Agreement on Intellectual Property Tips on Due Diligence Regarding your Patent a Application 2022 35th IPSANZ Annual Conference Public Holiday (NZ) Impacts of NZ – EU trade agreement on intellectual property In June 2022, New Zealand and the European Union concluded negotiations on a free trade […]

Newsletter – June 2022

June 2022 update: International Trade Mark Association conference Trade Marks and The Global Market New Staff Matariki INTA, Washington 2022 The Zone team were delighted to attend the International Trade Mark Association conference, held in Washington DC last month and see friends and colleagues again. It was a very busy week of strengthening connections and […]