We share useful business articles on IT, Employment Law and Social Media for business owners and their staff.

With our compliments, The Spring 2013 edition of Commercial eSpeaking, published1 by NZ LAW has just been released for sharing with JAWS clients and members alike. We hope you enjoy reading these articles and also find its contents both interesting and useful2 for your business.

In this issue there are articles on:

  • Redundancy: Totara Hills case lifts the bar
  • Is User Generated Content Really Advertising? Using social media to promote your business
  • Business Briefs: Exclusivity: think before you ink - New trademark clearinghouse for domain names - Inadequate medical certificates: are you sick of the pandemic?

Click here to view the full articles and to share with your staff and clients, with our compliments.


1At some point a patent application is published, meaning its contents are available for anyone to read. In New Zealand publication occurs when a patent application is accepted. However, in most countries publication occurs 18 months after the application is filed.

2The document that accompanies a patent application. It defines the scope of the invention in the claims and provides a detailed description of the nature, use and purpose of the invention. A specification may be provisional or complete and there are different rules applying to each.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide to the subject matter. Specialist advice should be sought about your specific circumstances.

James & Wells Intellectual Property, three time winner of the New Zealand Intellectual Property Laws Award and first IP firm in the world to achieve CEMARS® certification.