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A brand owner has had to appeal its own successful non-use revocation action to kill off a ‘zombie’ trademark.
30 August 2022
IP attorneys in New Zealand may find themselves having to prepare and lodge evidence in IP proceedings, which would more suitably be provided by their client directly. This decision in invalidity proceedings against the mark GO FETCH highlights this risk.
11 August 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at the Delhi High Court restraining a manufacturer for infringing a trademark owned by Cadbury, and much more.
05 August 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at French police busting a Bordeaux wine counterfeiting operation, Mickey Mouse reaching its copyright expiry, and much more.
05 July 2022
Sailun Group Co Ltd successfully opposed the registration of the trademark SAILWIN, even though all of its evidence was deemed inadmissible. Luckily for Sailun, it had a prior trademark registration to rely upon.
24 June 2022
This week, IAM published its latest list of Asia’s IP Elite. One of the companies featured is Fonterra, a New Zealand dairy co-operative that draws on a blend of IP rights to drive a commercial approach to IP.
02 June 2022
In our latest round-up, we look at WIPO launching a new global awards programme, Cincinnati Customs and Border Protection officers seizing fake jewellery and scarves, and much more.
17 December 2021
Many New Zealand trademark actions are lost due to poor or inadmissible evidence, as demonstrated again in these recent invalidity proceedings.
07 October 2021
A trademark applicant has learnt the hard way that it is still possible to lose in opposition proceedings even after the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand has thrown out all of the opponent’s evidence.
23 September 2021
This New Zealand case is a prime example of one in which a different outcome would almost certainly have been reached if the invalidity applicant had filed appropriate and admissible evidence.
24 August 2021
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