18 August 2021 | IMPORTANT NOTICE


In line with Ministry of Health guidance, our staff are currently working remotely. They remain available to assist and it is business as usual. However, we ask that wherever possible you contact us online or by email to registrar@nzdrc.co.nz.

If you need to courier documents, please contact our Registry staff in the first instance to confirm the appropriate delivery details.

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Intellectual property (IP) disputes can be particularly risky, time-consuming and expensive to litigate. Delay can be a particular issue when it keeps parties from being able to commercialise and benefit from their IP. Damages are often hard to quantify in IP cases too. Mediation gives parties the opportunity to settle cases early, in a commercial way, and to explore settlement options that are not available by way of Court order (eg cross-licences, royalty agreements, territory agreements and agreed changed to IP). Mediation can also allow for relationships to be repaired, matters to be looked at in a practical problem-solving way, and for the parties to get the benefit of a neutral third-party input.

NZDRC has experience and effective IP mediators.