Latest News & Articles

  • 14 December 2018

    With the deposit of its instrument of accession with WIPO on 4 December 2018, Samoa (previously known as Western Samoa) becomes the 103rd member of the Madrid Union.

  • 11 December 2018

    On 30 December 2018, the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement will come into force. This means that some amendments to intellectual property laws set out in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Amendment Act 2018 will come into force the same day.

  • 10 December 2018

    As 2018 draws to a close, we wish to thank our wonderful clients for their support and instructions over the year. We also wish you a happy and safe holiday season.

    Read on for Christmas / New Year closure dates for IPONZ, IP Australia and our office.

  • 24 August 2018

     Following the recent decision of the European Court of Justice in Societe des produits Nestle v Mondelez UK Holdings & Services [2018] EUECJ C-84/17P regarding the Kit-kat shape trade mark, we provide an overview, examples and leadings cases for the registrability of shape trade marks in New Zealand.

  • 15 May 2018

     We are very pleased to announce that as of 29 March 2018, David Moore and David Nowak are now directors of Henry Hughes Intellectual Property.

  • 10 April 2018

    We have previously reported that Australia’s  innovation patent was likely to be abolished. However, like the iconic Aboriginal tool, it seems the innovation patent is back and there is a potential for a similar type of patent to be introduced in New Zealand. 


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