Christchurch and Hamilton Seminars
(Study group session with recording)
Copyright heresy and Copyright law reform
This session is intended to cover selected copyright topics, namely the limits of copyright protection for industrial designs together with a summary of the issues arising out of the current review of New Zealand’s copyright legislation.
- Daisy Williams, Barrister, Shortland Chambers
- Laura Carter, Senior Associate, Hudson Gavin Martin
Daisy Williams will be discussing the role of copyright in relation to functional designs. New Zealand is an outlier in terms of how our law governs protection for industrially applied copyright works but where are the limits? Discussion of these issues will centre around a review and analysis of the Court of Appeal’s recent decision in Zhang v Sealegs International Limited.
Laura Carter will be presenting on the ongoing review of New Zealand’s copyright legislation. Now that the issues stage consultation has been completed it is timely to revisit the aspects of copyright protection being reviewed and why, provide an overview of some of the more interesting issues being considered, and outline the planned review process from here.
|DATE:||Thursday, 28 November 2019|
|VENUES:||Offices of James & Wells,
Level 12, KPMG Centre,
85 Alexandra Street,
|Offices of James & Wells,
222 High Street,
|RSVP:||Monday, 25 November 2019 (by email or post)|