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Geographical Indications for Wines and Spirits now Registrable in New Zealand

The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 (“the Act”) and the associated regulations came into force on 27 July 2017. The Act creates a Register where geographic locations in New Zealand can now be registered…

NZ joins Global Patent Prosecution Highway

New Zealand joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot programme on 6 July 2017. The GPPH is an agreement between patent offices around the world that provides a means to expedite examination on the basis of one or more allowed…

China’s Official Trade Mark Fees Reduced by 50%

As of 1 April 2017, the Chinese Trademark Office has reduced a number of official trade mark fees by 50%. It has done this as part of the Chinese government’s effort to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation. The 50% reduction in fees…

Ellis Terry named New Zealand IP Prosecution Firm of the Year at Managing Intellectual Property Awards ceremony

We are delighted to announce that Ellis Terry was awarded the New Zealand Prosecution award for 2017 at the Managing IP Global Awards on 9 March 2017. The Managing IP Global Awards recognise the best Intellectual Property firms in the world. The…

Protecting the Material World

21 October 2016 Season after season, upmarket designers produce runway looks which are then swiftly replicated and manufactured by more affordable chain stores. This practice – known as fast fashion – fuels the global fashion industry.…

Ellis Terry named among world's top patent professionals

Ellis Terry is proud to announce that John Terry and Blayne Peacock have again featured in the Managing IP survey and IAM Patent 1000 survey for 2016 under patent prosecution and patent litigation. The IAM survey refers to Ellis Terry as “New…

Why and how your client should protect their branding

Brands and trade marks are powerful business assets. As consumers, we rely on branding to differentiate the products and services of one trader from another. We familiarise ourselves with the brands we use, and are loyal to brands we enjoy and…

Protecting your Trade Marks in China

If China is a market of interest to you, or you already trade in China but have not yet sought registered trade mark protection there, then it is advisable to do so sooner rather than later for the following reasons. Third Party Registration…

What Brexit means for EU IP Rights Holders

As you know, the United Kingdom (UK) has voted to leave the European Union (EU), although it will be some time before negotiations commence and the exit will not be before 2018. We are reminding our clients that their EU Intellectual Property…