Clendons has released a family of background papers, which are available by clicking on the links below:

Copyright and Commissioned Works

One of the most important parts of the Copyright Act for artists, software developers, designers and other creators of original works – and their clients – is the “Commissioning Rule”. This…

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Law of Tendering

This paper discusses the key laws applying to commercial tendering, which is increasingly prevalent, especially in the public sector.

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Setting up Business in New Zealand

This background paper summarises the requirements for setting up business in New Zealand under New Zealand law and outlines important features of New Zealand law relevant to starting and…

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Personal Property Securities Act

Personal Property Securities Act: What Suppliers need to know. When suppliers provide goods to customers without first receiving payment, there’s always a risk that if a customer ceases…

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Company Records and Registers

Find out why your Company needs more than just Companies Office records, and how to easily keep up with the legal requirements.

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Drafting Secure IT Contracts

This article discussed key issues and risks arising from commercial IT agreements, and how you can protect yourself with the right contract terms.

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The Benefits of a Shareholders Agreement

How and why your company or joint venture can benefit from an agreement between shareholders/stakeholders setting out how you intend to run the business and deal with unforeseen…

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What's in a Brand Name?

A brand can be a business’ most valuable piece of property. Learn how to create and protect a strong brand, and the legal remedies available to the owner of a brand when others try to steal…

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Licensing and Distribution Agreements

Licensing and distribution arrangements can be an effective and efficient method for suppliers to distribute their products or services, without the need to provide the full capital…

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