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Infographic: Trademark Trolls

Infographic: Trademark Trolls

A worrying new trend is threatening businesses: the trademark trolls. This is when a “troll” registers trademarks relating to your business in an effort to make money from you. If you are not savvy in protecting your brand by registering all the relevant trademarks relating to your product in all the markets you are going…

Infographic: US Patent Trolls

Infographic: US Patent Trolls

Last week we discussed the brave move by the New Zealand government to rule that software would not be subject to patent rulings. But why is this such a big deal? Well, it’s a big deal because there is big money involved in patent trolling and it is killing promising startups before they even have…

New Zealand leads the way in patent reform

New Zealand leads the way in patent reform

No-one can argue that the patent system in the US is out of control. What started as a brilliant way of protecting intellectual property has now become a way of stifling innovation and a way for big businesses with very deep pockets to put an end to new competition by involving them in expensive and…

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