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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...
    What is involved in registering as a financial service provider in New Zealand? 04 Feb 2019
    Under the Financial Services Providers (Registration and Dispute Resolution) Act 2008, everyone who provides, or offers to provide, a financial service in New Zealand or from New Zealand to other 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...
    Security Interests and Sale of Collateral 17 Sep 2018
    Security Interests and Sale of Collateral What happens where you have a security interest registered against property (“collateral”) under the Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) and the debtor sells that Read more...
    Bright Line Test Now Extended 11 May 2018
    New Extension of the Bright Line Test   In October 2015 the Government introduced the ‘Bright Line Test.’  The purpose of this test was to tax people on any “capital gains” made Read more...
    Overseas Investment (OIO) – Changes Ahead 09 May 2018
    New changes to the Overseas Investment Act (OIA) will be enforced later in the year restricting non-resident foreign buyers from purchasing existing homes in New Zealand in an effort to Read more...
    What is a Constitution and why might I want one for my Company? 20 Apr 2018
    If you are in start-up mode then you have plenty to think about – so when it comes to setting up your Company you may be wondering what is essential Read more...
    Cross Leases – what are they? 19 Jan 2018
    When looking to purchase a house, you may note that some properties are marketed as “cross leases”.  This article seeks to clarify what cross leases are, and what you need Read more...