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    Book Review of Better Work Together: How the power of community can transform your business 15 Apr 2019
    Better work together: Book review By Steven Moe, Partner at Parry Field Lawyers, empowering impact. An independently published New Zealand book called “Better Work Together” just came out at the end of Read more...
    Capital Gains Tax: The Final Word 27 Feb 2019
      The much-anticipated final report of the Tax Working Group (TWG) was released on 21 February and, unsurprisingly, recommended the introduction of a broad-based, realised capital gains tax regime. The Final Read more...
    Can an Employment Agreement be varied? 25 Feb 2019
    The short answer is, it depends. Key factors include what the employment agreement says about varying the agreement, how significant the proposed change is, why there is a need Read more...
    When Was the Last Time You Looked at Your Privacy Policy? 25 Feb 2019
    At the start of last year, we were gearing up for the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The GDPR is the widest reaching, most stringent set of Read more...
    Protecting sensitive information in meetings 22 Feb 2019
    How can you ensure that people have the freedom to share their concerns at meetings without being worried about the consequences of recording them in the minutes? This is an Read more...
    Trade Mark Protection: Mark my Word 21 Dec 2018
    Key things to know when registering and maintaining a trade mark in New Zealand   A trade mark protects distinguishing names and logos, making it one of the most important business assets Read more...
    Broadening your Horizons? How to register your Trade Mark Internationally 20 Dec 2018
    Applying for a trade mark with IPONZ will only protect your company mark in New Zealand. If you are considering protecting your trade mark in other countries, you can use Read more...
    Could you be more specific? Working out your Trade Mark’s Specification 20 Dec 2018
    To properly classify and protect your trade mark, IPONZ requires each trade mark to be registered within one or multiple goods or services specifications. You must also currently trade, or Read more...
    Trade Mark Protection: What is a Search and Preliminary Advice Report? Do I need one? 18 Dec 2018
    The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) encourages first time applicants to make an initial application for a ‘search and preliminary advice report’ (S&PA) before making an application to Read more...
    No Offence! Ensuring your Trade Mark is not likely to offend Māori and other Community Groups 17 Dec 2018
    The Trade Marks Act 2002 outlines that trade marks must be rejected if they are likely to offend a significant section of the community. The first part of this article Read more...