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 […]

Newsletter – March 2022

March 2022 Updates Zone Team Article in NZ Lawyer INTA Conference Changes to Invoicing April Public Holidays Zone Team Article in NZ Lawyer Theodore Doucas and Julie Ballance are both featured in NZ Lawyer’s article discussing the challenges and opportunities shaping the Intellectual Property industry landscape. Read the article on NZ Lawyer’s website here. INTA […]

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 – 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 […]