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    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...
    Serving alcohol at your end of year work Christmas party? Be aware of the risks! 12 Dec 2018
    Are you hosting an end of year work Christmas party for your employees where alcohol will be served? It is important that you are aware that you may be liable Read more...
    Culture and Boards 09 Nov 2018
    Some of our staff from Parry Field recently attended an Institute of Directors seminar on the topic of culture and board. These are some key points that emerged that we Read more...
    IRD explains “wholly or mainly” 15 Oct 2018
    The Inland Revenue Department recently issued their views on the meaning of “wholly or mainly” in an interpretation statement and fact sheet. The upcoming change as a result of Read more...
    STOP PRESS! IRD issues guidance on what counts as operating “wholly or mainly” in New Zealand for tax donee organisations 27 Sep 2018
      After a long period that involved several rounds of consultation and drafts, the IRD this week issued their views around the meaning of “wholly or mainly” as it relates to Read more...