Recent updates to New Zealand Trade Marks Guidelines: Ownership and Divisionals
Ownership: Don’t underestimate the importance of nominating the correct trade mark Applicant! IPONZ has recently updated its practice guidelines on Section 32(1) of the Trade Marks Act 2002, which relates...
Ownership: Don’t underestimate the importance of nominating the correct trade mark Applicant! IPONZ has recently updated its practice guidelines on...
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Descriptive Composite Marks – Are They Worthwhile?
One of the most common questions people usually ask is what type of mark to file for? A business will often use all three types of mark. For instance, their...
One of the most common questions people usually ask is what type of mark to file for? A business will...
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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia – Part 3
When is the decision made? A decision is usually handed down within three to six months after the hearing. A written decision will be issued, and the parties will be...
When is the decision made? A decision is usually handed down within three to six months after the hearing. A...
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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia – Part 2
If there are prospects for the opposition to be settled amicably (and there almost invariably are), it is best that the opposition be suspended early in the evidence stages...
If there are prospects for the opposition to be settled amicably (and there almost invariably are), it is best...
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A simple guide to trade mark oppositions in Australia
What is a trade mark opposition? When a trade mark is accepted for registration by IP Australia, it is possible for any person to oppose registration. It isn’t possible to...
What is a trade mark opposition? When a trade mark is accepted for registration by IP Australia, it is possible...
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Why pay for a trade mark when I can get copyright for free?
I am often asked by clients seeking trade mark protection whether they can avoid the cost by simply relying on copyright to protect their valuable brand names and logos. Copyright...
I am often asked by clients seeking trade mark protection whether they can avoid the cost by simply relying...
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Intellectual property and the family business
Like any other business, a family business will develop intellectual property and must deal from time to time with intellectual property issues. What is intellectual property? Intellectual property (“IP”) is difficult...
Like any other business, a family business will develop intellectual property and must deal from time to time with...
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