Copyright pitfalls in New Zealand: lessons to be learnt from Jeanswest v G-Star

A recent New Zealand Court of Appeal decision highlights the woes that await those who fail to take New Zealand IP advice before selling products in New Zealand.   The Court of Appeal judgment in Jeanswest Corporation (New Zealand) Limited v G-Star Raw CV & Anr [2015] NZCA 14 sets the scene as follows: “On

Best Australian and New Zealand trade mark cases of 2012

2012 was an important year for parallel importing cases in Australia. The Full Federal Court affirmed on two occasions that a breach of territorial manufacturing restrictions by a licensee will prevent an Australian importer of those goods from arguing that the trade marks have been applied with consent of the trade mark owner. However, this