CreateIP Newsletter – 16 December 2014

Thank you all for your tremendous support this year. As you will read below you’ve kept us very busy, and we’ve had lots of eventful and exciting developments at CreateIP. We’ll be closing for the holidays from 19 December 2014 and re-opening 5 January 2015. As usual, instead of sending out cards we’re donating money to a charity, in this year’s case to KidsCan – a charity that supports disadvantaged Kiwi kids. Have a very Merry Christmas and we look forward to seeing you again in 2015!

Day Out at the Races

During the annual Cup and Show Week in […]

December 16th, 2014|

It’s Celebration Time Again!

In this edition of CreateIP News, we’re delighted that Robert has been recognised as an ‘IP Rising Star’, CreateIP has reached a milestone 5th birthday, and we’re opening an Auckland office. Plus our clients have been reaching milestones of their own, with Wishbone Design Studio, Te Pari Products and Solar Bright getting some well deserved media attention. We’ve also got details of Rachel’s trip to Hong Kong for the International Trademark Association’s annual meeting (where she also observed some interesting examples of Chinese branding), Robert’s Fieldays visit and updates on IP law changes locally and overseas.

Enjoy the newsletter.

The CreateIP Team

July 2nd, 2014|

CreateIP Shines Among 2014 IP Stars

CreateIP is getting some important recognition on the world stage!

Intellectual property is a truly global field. When it comes to establishing and protecting brands, designs, ideas and inventions, we all need to look well beyond our own borders to consider international competitors and markets. So when companies in the UK, the US, Singapore, Brazil, or anywhere else, go looking for assistance with their IP matters as they relate to the Australia-New Zealand region, we want to make sure that CreateIP is on their radar.

That’s why we’re thrilled to be making our debut in the prestigious 2014 Managing IP Handbook. It […]

June 27th, 2014|

CreateIP News: December 2013

What a year! We’ve had some fantastic award recognition and added a new Auckland lawyer to the team.

Check out all the updates in our latest newsletter, including our visits to the AIPF and APAA conferences, NZ Patent Law, our take on counterfeit goods coming into the country, why IP should be on your due diligence checklist, and client news from D4W and Glass Jar.

Plus you’ll see the latest global IP developments from ourFacebook page:

-NZ/Aus Single patent application and examination processes
-European Patent Office: Revision of the requirements for the filing of divisional applications
-Thomson Reuters: Best practices for brand expansion in China

Please take note that our Christchurch office PO Box […]

December 27th, 2013|

CreateIP Places At 2013 NZ Law Awards

The Oscars of our local industry, the NZ Law Awardscelebrate and reward excellence in service as judged by the clients. CreateIP was proud to win second place in the Intellectual Property Award category among some larger and more established competitors. The awards, organised by NZ Lawyer magazine, were presented at Auckland’s War Memorial Museum on 7 November.

The key evaluation factors include proactive, effective and strategic advice; responsiveness; and having up-to-date knowledge of legal and policy matters.

“We’re flattered that our very busy clients just took the time to vote, and are amazed that in the end, their comments added up to such […]

November 26th, 2013|

NZ Law Awards 2013: CreateIP Receives Nomination

At CreateIP we strive to differentiate our business with great client service. So we’re very pleased that one of our clients has nominated us for the 2013 New Zealand Law Awards, which celebrate and reward excellence in client service by law firms, barristers and mediators in this country.

The awards are particularly special because they are judged by clients. If you’ve worked with CreateIP in the past 12 months, you are encouraged to register and vote for us for the Canon New Zealand Intellectual Property Law Award.

Voting Procedure

If you have instructed us in the past year and would like to cast a […]

September 26th, 2013|

CreateIP A Champion Canterbury Awards 2013 Finalist

CreateIP is a proud finalist in the 2013 Champion Canterbury Business Awards – the largest in the region, and culminating in the biggest awards celebration in the country on 2 October.

Today, the CreateIP team attended the Finalists Function where the announcement was made. And we are pleased to share that we are among the outstanding businesses in the Professional Service (small enterprise) category, which recognises excellence in customer service support contributing towards a vibrant economy.

Our submission focused on differentiating ourselves from the big and formal legal firms through our commercially-minded, highly specialised and personalised services. It highlighted our clarity and transparency in […]

August 26th, 2013|

NZ IP Firm Of The Year For 2013: CreateIP

Acquisition International has announced CreateIP as 2013 Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year for New Zealand as part of their annual M&A Awards. CreateIP was also honoured with the New Zealand Patents Law Firm of the Year title in 2012.

The awards celebrate excellence and commemorate the achievements and hard-work of all those involved in seeing a deal through to completion. They recognise investors, advisers and service providers for their expertise in their specialised field.

Votes are submitted by Acquisition International Magazine’s 50,000+ subscribers – a population of professionals and senior managers at small and large companies around the world as […]

July 28th, 2013|

CreateIP News July 2013: NZ Business Awards Finalist

We’re pleased to announce that CreateIP has been named as a finalist for AUT’s Excellence in Business Support Awards, and we couldn’t be happier! Getting to the finalist level is a great validation of what we are trying to achieve by being niche, focused and providing a fresh approach. We’re among four finalists in the Management Services (<$5 million) category. The winners will be announced on 5 September at a black-tie gala dinner in Auckland – so please keep your fingers crossed for us. We were also shortlisted in Finance Monthly’s Law Awards for Intellectual Property Law Firm of the Year for New […]

July 26th, 2013|

CreateIP Named A Finalist For AUT’s Business Support Awards

CreateIP has been named as a finalist in the Management Services (small business) category of the 2013 Excellence in Business Support Awards! They are one of four finalists in the category.

“In a services business – and a young one – it can be difficult to differentiate yourself and quantify the value provided to clients,” said Robert. “This is a fantastic validation of the critical role that intellectual property plays in commercial success, and the effort CreateIP has put into helping our clients prosper from their great ideas.”

The awards, now in their eighth year, are organised by Auckland University of Technology’s […]

May 26th, 2013|