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IP Australia recently announced it had joined the Global Patent Prosecution Highway (GPPH) pilot programme.
Most inventors realise that they shouldn’t show their ideas to too many people before they have applied for patent protection.
IP Australia warns to expect delays in issuing reports for patent applications over the next few years.
By Sue Ironside
The proposal to introduce second level domains may cost more but will allow NZ to adopt international best practice.
By Sue Ironside
While Australia goes in to battle with tobacco companies, New Zealand makes its first move in the same direction.
By Rosemary Wallis
The New Zealand government has enacted legislation bringing in a new tax credit regime as a means of spurring private sector investment in research and development in New Zealand.
By Jane Calvert, Kate Duckworth
Plant variety rights cases are rare and the first case to consider infringement was decided in the High Court of New Zealand in September 2004, followed by an appeal to the Court of Appeal by the first and second defendants in 2005.