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18 September 2019

Copyright Question

A Real Page Turner – a Copyright Question from The Brokenwood Mysteries   Sunday night is time for watching The Brokenwood Mysteries, and among the many tangled threads in the latest episode was the issue of “stealing” the plot for a novel....

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8 July 2019

Myths of IP – Part 3 – No Patents for Software

Some people dismiss the idea of getting patent protection for an app or computer programme because they believe there is a blanket prohibition on patents for software.

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7 March 2019

EU TM no deal Brexit

A European trademark registration ("EUTM") covers every member state of the European Union. From 29 March 2019, this may no longer include the UK.

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21 January 2019


Four interesting changes CPTPP made to NZ Intellectual Property law The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) came into force on 30 December 2018.

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20 December 2018

Myths of IP - Part 2 - Company name registration

Myths of IP – Part 2 Company name registration Setting up a new company is an exciting time, and one of the fun, yet challenging, parts is coming up with a name.

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12 December 2018

Myths of IP - Part 1 - the copyright 10 percent rule

Myths of IP – Part 1 The Copyright “10% rule” Every time you write, draw, photograph, or sculpt, you are creating a copyright work.

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