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We provide a wide range of legal services relating to intellectual property and commercial contracts. This includes trade marks (your names, brands and logos), domain names, copyright and designs (the visual representation of your works) and patents (your ideas, formulations and processes). Our services are available throughout New Zealand, Australia and further abroad. We have a network of foreign agents to assist with international matters.
We'll identify what type of protection is available to you, and can then assist with filing applications to protect that idea.
Loft Legal can also support you with strategy and documentation to commercialise ideas and products, including contracts, agreements and waivers.
Brand Clearance Searches help to identify any existing trade marks that may be similar to your proposed brand, as it may affect your right to use or register that brand. Depending on your needs, we can perform New Zealand, Australia, country-specific or global searches for words and images.
We provide advice on trade marks, whether your brand is suitable, prepare and file the application with the Trade Marks Office.
A patent provides exclusive rights for you to stop someone else creating/making or selling your invention. We in collaboration with patent attorneys, can assist you with patent advice, the patent application process, or support you to defend your rights should someone else use your invention.
We can provide advice and legal support when your copyright is infringed, or draft agreements/waivers for you or someone else to use copyrighted works. We also advise on moral rights, which are underlying rights for artists.
Plant Variety Rights and Plant Breeder Rights provide a tool for growers to commercialise a variety (or cultivar) of a plant. We can assist with the application process, or support you to defend any breaches of your exclusive rights.
We can advise on how to choose a brand or business name that will be able to be legally protected and defended.
We can advise on how to choose a domain name that will be able to be legally protected and defended, or how to acquire domain names that infringe your rights.
Loft Legal can provide you with expert advice, prepare documentation/applications and represent and support you in disputes over IP. We offer legal representation in range of official processes, including:
Trade Marks Office Hearings
Advertising Standards Authority (NZ) / Advertising Standards Bureau (Australia)
Fair Trading Act / Australian Consumer Law Advice
We focus on resolving disputes without court interventions. Sometimes court proceedings are necessary, but we do our best to resolve disputes commercially between the parties to save time and cost for everyone. This can include through:
Mediation / Arbitration
We provide advice, file applications, documentation and provide court representation when defencing or enforcing your position requires legal action.
Loft Legal can support you with strategy and documentation to commercialise ideas and products, including contracts, agreements and waivers.
Software and Application Development and Maintenance Agreements
Software as a Service Agreements
Software Licence Agreements
Website Development Agreements
End User Licence Agreements
We can draft a wide range of agreements to protect your valuable business IP.
Goods or Services Trading Terms
Joint Venture Agreements
We can support you to commercialise and protect your IP by creating assignments and licences for your IP, including:
We can review your advertising and marketing material for compliance with regulatory standards.
We offer free, no-obligation 30-minute consultations to find out about your business, your intellectual property needs, and how our intellectual property services can help support your goals.
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