03 August, 2017

New Zealand Trade Marks Highlights

New Zealand Trade Marks Highlights


New Zealand Trade Marks Highlights

N.V Sumatra Tobacco Trading Company v CTBAT International Co. Limited [2017] NZIPOTM 9 (10 March 2017)

Trade rival: to revoke you first need to grieve

Non-use revocation action failed as the applicant was not an aggrieved person.

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GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (UK) IP Limited [2017] NZIPOTM 6 (2 March 2017)

Toothpaste or not toothpaste? That is the question.

Application to register the image of a wave-shaped nurdle (of toothpaste?) accepted.

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Melaleuca, Inc v Reckitt Benckiser N.V. [2017] NZIPOTM 12 (5 April 2017)

DIAMOND shines BRITE for Melaleuca

Application for DIAMOND BRITE accepted in the face of prior registration for FINISH DIAMOND.

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Menarini Industrie Farmaceutiche Riunite S.r.l. [2017] NZIPOTM 5 (8 February 2017)

I’m sorry, I don’t understand. Did you say KETUM?

Application to register the foreign Malay word KETUM for anti-inflammatory drugs accepted.

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Omega SA (Omega AG) (Omega Limited) v Guru Denim Inc [2017] NZCA 81 (27 March 2017)

Time’s up for Omega as Court of Appeal decides against a U-turn

Omega loses long battle against Guru’s trade mark application.

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This is an extract from Spruson & Ferguson’s Asia-Pacific Regional Trade Mark Update. You can view the entire Update here.

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