Intellectual Property & Technology

Intellectual Property – An Outline

Created: Tuesday, 04 December 2012 03:53

Intellectual property law is how the law protects the intangible results of business or artistic endeavour. The most common ways in which this is done is through the laws on:

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Trademarks - Madrid Protocol

Created: Friday, 16 November 2012 03:56

In the past New Zealand businesses wanting to protect their trademarks in their export markets had to apply to register their marks in each and every one of those export markets. This meant complicated management of overseas advisors and high costs.

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Cyberspace Piracy - A Compromise

Created: Wednesday, 11 May 2011 02:59

First published in Inside Tourism, Issue 831, 5 May 2011

The Copyright (Infringing File Sharing) Amendment Bill was rushed through its final reading last month and is now law. Most of its provisions relating to internet copyright infringement come into force on 1 September. The Bill was introduced to replace a controversial scheme that could have resulted in many unwarranted disconnections from the internet. Now that it is law, it is timely to remind those of you who provide internet access to your customers and staff, of the possible consequences of doing so.

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