James & Wells Intellectual Property Law in New Zealand
– 2nd edition now available.
James & Wells Intellectual Property1Law in New
Zealand (2nd edition) is an authoritative reference point for
practitioners, judges, patent2 attorneys and students
which clearly and concisely explores key principles of intellectual
The book takes principles -based approach which makes it a
valuable and practical research tool highly suitable for
professional and student use. The new edition offers a detailed and
updated analysis of legislation and case law , analyzing
developments in the area of patent law, copyright and trademarks
especially , as well as covering new law from plant variety rights
to payout designs, passing off and border protection.
"The editor's diligence and his encyclopedic knowledge
of the numerous subjects covered combine to deliver a work that
should be indispensable for all those dealing with intellectual
property" - Hon Sir Ian Barker
Introduction to Intellectual Property Law in New Zealand
Plant Variety Rights
Domain Names and Other Issues in Electronic Commerce
General Editor, Ian Finch, is a partner at James & Wells and
president for the New Zealand Institute of Patent Attorneys.
James & Wells Intellectual Property is a leading New Zealand
patent attorney practice and full service intellectual property law
firm specializing in the exploitation and protection of
intellectual property in New Zealand and worldwide .
James & Wells unique and consistent approach to intellectual
property law services has led to the firm being voted the bet IP
firm in New Zealand for an unprecedented three years in a row at
the New Zealand Lawyer Law Awards in 209, 2010 and 2011.
1Refers to the ownership of an intangible
thing - the innovative idea behind a new technology, product,
process, design or plant variety, and other intangibles such as
trade secrets, goodwill and reputation, and trade marks. Although
intangible, the law recognises intellectual property as a form of
property which can be sold, licensed, damaged or trespassed upon.
Intellectual property encompasses patents, designs, trade marks and
2A proprietary right in an invention which
provides the owner with an exclusive right for up to 20 years to
make, sell, use or import the invention. In exchange for this
monopoly the patent is published so that others can see how the
invention works and build on that knowledge. The patented invention
may also be used by the public once the patent lapses.
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