Specialist legal publication Asia IP has named litigation in which Bell Gully played a key role as New Zealand's landmark intellectual property case for 2008.
Intellectual Property Development Corporation v Primary Distributors New Zealand is the only New Zealand case to be profiled in the December 2008-January 2009 edition of Asia IP, which features a comprehensive analysis of the top IP cases in the Asia-Pacific, as nominated by the region's IP lawyers.
Bell Gully senior associate Garry Williams appeared successfully for Intellectual Property Development Corporation (IPDC) in this major trade mark litigation concerning the company's HEFTY trade marks. The case focused on the equitable defences that can sometimes be available to claims of infringement and the circumstances that may give rise to them.
Published monthly, Asia IP provides in-depth coverage of the key IP challenges that companies face when investing and doing business in Asia, as well as the solutions that are available. Asia IP is advised by an editorial board featuring prominent business leaders, academics and lawyers representing major local and international organisations such as Coca-Cola, eBay and Unilever.