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Central Otago Winegrowers Association Articles

Central Otago Winegrowers Association Articles

Mactodd Helping You Grow Advert- How to avoid Sour Grapes.pdf

July 2013

Employing Seasonal Workers?...How to Avoid Sour Grapes

With up to 50,000 seasonal workers required each year in New Zealand’s viticulture industry, employers can safeguard themselves against possible employment issues by being aware of their legal responsibilities to temporary workers and having the correct systems in place to ensure statutory minimum employment entitlements are being met.

You can find out the minimum statutory employment entitlements by reading the article here.


March 2013

Protecting Your Intellectual Property

The New Madrid Trade Mark System

A new system of international registration of trade marks will be available to New Zealanders later this year. The Madrid Trade Mark System will make it easier for New Zealanders to protect their trade marks internationally and for overseas entities to protect their trade marks here in New Zealand. The aim of the system is to reduce the risk of infringement and potential loss of intellectual property rights.

Read this article to find out about the Madrid Trade Mark System.