Intellectual Property

July 2015

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FYI: Intellectual Property Law – Revocation - is your trade mark vulnerable?

25 Jun 2015

Applying for and getting registration of a trade mark in New Zealand is relatively simple. However, having a trade mark registration does not necessarily give you protection forever...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Spirit in the law: Geographical indications legislation update

15 Apr 2015

The New Zealand Government recently announced that bringing into force the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 is on the horizon...

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FYI: Intellectual Property – Denim Wars 2.0

25 Mar 2015

You may recall G-Star Raw’s 2013 High Court claim against Jeanswest Corporation (New Zealand) Ltd in which G-Star was awarded a very meagre $325 in damages for copyright infringement of the "5620 Elwood" jean design...

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FYI: Intellectual Property Law – Supreme Court refuses leave to appeal trade mark “awareness” case

13 Mar 2015

Only a few trade mark cases make it to the Supreme Court. New Zealand’s highest Court has confirmed that the "Sex Wax" case will not be one of them.…

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FYI: Intellectual Property Law

Only a few trade mark cases make it to the Supreme Court. New Zealand’s highest Court has confirmed that the "Sex Wax" case will not be one of them. Although it denied the trade mark applicant leave to appeal the Court of Appeal’s decision, the Supreme Court has helpfully affirmed the Court of Appeal’s clarification of the test for "awareness" of a trade mark...

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