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A Final Innovative Step: Australia Plans to Phase Out Innovation Patents (Update)

On 26 February 2020, the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment (Productivity Commission Response Part 2 and Other Measures) Act 2019 came into force in Australia. This begins the abolition of Australia's innovation patent system. Any innovation…

SKY v SKYKICK – Lessons from Europe

The recent case of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) Sky v SkyKick is being touted as one of the most important decisions for trade mark law out of Europe in the last couple of years. We discuss what all the fuss is about and what lessons can be learnt from this decision:

Intellectual Property in the Post-Brexit UK

The UK has left the EU. What does this mean for intellectual property

An Expensive Ear-Worm: Why You Don’t Hear Frosty the Snowman © in the Mall

Copyright may be why you never hear your favourite Christmas songs while shopping. We discuss the recent High Court decision on playing music in store.

6 Good Reasons to Use a Trade Mark Professional

Why use a trade mark professional to file an application to register a trade mark? We discuss six good reasons.

Deal or No Deal: Is Brexit Finally Here?

Brexit is currently scheduled to occur on 31 October 2019. We discuss what will happen for EU trade marks and designs if there is a deal or not.

Fee Changes for NZ Patents and Trade Marks

Patent and trade mark fees in New Zealand will change from 13 February 2020. Is this good or bad for New Zealand businesses?

Trade Marks Over the Breakfast Bowl

For a New Zealand shape trade mark, you must show that the shape identifies the trader. We discuss shape trade marks and the Kellogg's Nutri-Grain decision.

Ellis Terry is again one of New Zealand's top IP firms in 2019

Ellis Terry has again been ranked as one of New Zealand's top firms for patent prosecution and trade mark prosecution in 2019.