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Everything is not ka pai

By Lida Ayoubi New Zealand universities are ill-equipped to protect Māori IPMātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge) has been shown to inform and enrich various areas of university research in New Zealand, from unlocking the benefits of mānuka honey, to building resilience against natural hazards and potentially finding a solution to the kauri…
Storm in a cereal bowl

Storm in a cereal bowl

How much do 108 boxes of Weetabix (the British cereal) cost? Answer: approximately $500. How much do four lawyers and three days in the High Court cost? Answer: far more than 108 boxes of Weetabix. Apparently 54% of us like Weet-Bix. Some of us prefer Weetabix, especially if we hail from…
Intellectual Property highlights for 2017

Intellectual Property highlights for 2017

What happened in the land of intellectual property in 2017? LegislationThere were some legislative developments, which can be unusual in intellectual property in an election year. Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006The Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 came into force on 27 July 2017. The Act allows wine…
Copyright miscellany

Copyright miscellany

Copyright law has been playing catch-up with technology since the Statute of Anne in 1710, a legislative reaction to the ubiquity of printing presses. New Zealand’s 1962 Copyright Act came into being just before photocopiers came into common use. The 1994 Act preceded the widespread availability of the internet. The…
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