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The blunt approach: New Zealand attorney’s innovative strategy to trademark education following public outrage
After public outrage over a trademark infringement dispute, a New Zealand-based attorney has penned a column claiming that New Zealanders are “unsophisticated and naive” in their attitude towards IP rights. The move is unique in its blunt tone to readers, but it may prove to be an effective approach to educating the public when misleading or hyperbolic trademark stories go viral.
Breakthrough in fight against trademark solicitations? Lessons from New Zealand’s $600,000 refund success
The constant flood of trademark solicitation scams has been a blight to the IP community for a number of years now. But a recent success in New Zealand has led to over NZ$600,000 in refunds being paid to affected parties. Expert commentators are hopeful that this positive outcome could be repeated in other jurisdictions and may serve as a deterrent to other trademark solicitation operators.
Trademark solicitation company agrees to refund duped business owners; over $200,000 discovered in bank account
Following a recent investigation into trademark solicitation scams by World Trademark Review, the Commerce Commission in New Zealand has confirmed that it has reached an interim agreement with a trademark solicitation company to refund businesses that inadvertently paid an invoice for the publication of filed trademarks.
As New Zealand looks to join plain packaging ranks, World Health Organisation steps up global awareness efforts
The New Zealand government is reportedly “pressing ahead” with plain packaging on tobacco products. The move will see the country join Australia, France, Ireland and the United Kingdom in introducing legislation that would remove trademarks from tobacco packaging. As momentum for plain packaging continues to grow, the World Health Organisation has revealed a new plain packaging PR push to coincide with World No Tobacco Day on May 31.
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