The High Court of New Zealand has put an end to the dispute between the International Olympic Committee and Tempting Brands over the trademark PIERRE DE COUBERTIN.
In the latest edition of our regular series focused on marketplaces across the world that reportedly engage in the trade of counterfeit goods, we head to Australia and New Zealand.
In our latest news digest, we look at INTA’s release of a Brands Manifesto, the Paraguay IP Office conducting another counterfeit crackdown, fee changes in New Zealand, and much more.
Multinational food and drink giant Nestlé has successfully opposed the registration in New Zealand for the 3D shape of Kellogg’s Nutri-Grain cereal.
WTR analyses how indigenous cultures are protecting their intellectual property and speaks with an expert on how trademark practitioners must be more aware of this burgeoning field of rights.
In our latest round-up, we look at Stella McCartney prevailing in a trademark dispute, Lego being named the United Kingdom’s favourite brand, the Mexican Industrial Property Office announcing a new electronic notification service, and much more.
Energy drink giant Monster Energy has been involved in three trademark oppositions in New Zealand so far this year, and was unsuccessful in all three.
In National Mini Storage Limited v National Storage Limited, the New Zealand Court of Appeal appears to have allowed initial interest confusion to occur in search engine results.
In our latest round-up, we look at how the future of WHOIS remains up in the air, New Zealand implementing plain packaging on tobacco products, and much more.
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.
Two organisations with substantial reputations recently came head to head in a trademark battle in World Masters Games 2017 Limited v MasterCard International Incorporated. The decision indicated that all parties to proceedings needed to “tidy up their respective acts” as poor pleading and irrelevant evidence would be dealt with rigorously.
Despite the uncertain future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), the New Zealand government has introduced legislation to bring its trademark laws into line with the TPPA in relation to additional damages.
The New Zealand Court of Appeal has issued a decision after Red Bull appealed the High Court's decision against an interim injunction to prevent Drink Red from selling a ready-mixed drink containing vodka and an energy drink, and an energy drink without alcohol.
In the latest issue of World Trademark Review, we explore how the FernMark collective mark licensing programme is helping New Zealand businesses (like start-up tea producer Zealong) to expand and protect their brands overseas. Selling tea to China – which alone produces one-third of the world’s supply – may sound like a Sisyphean task, but it is one that New Zealand start-up Zealong has taken up with aplomb.
Red Bull has failed to obtain an interim injunction preventing Drink Red from selling a ready-mixed drink containing vodka and an energy drink and an energy drink without alcohol, despite evidence suggesting that confusion was likely and that Drink Red had a serious case to answer.