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Remember Kiddo, you MUST be aggrieved in NZ non-use /revocation proceedings

New Zealand - September 16 2021 In Australia, there is no need for a non-use Applicant to establish “standing”, in order to apply for removal of a trade mark registration on the…

Yet another New Zealand case emphasises the importance of lodging admissible evidence

New Zealand - September 15 2021 Zhengtao Jian v Pit Viper, LLC [2021] NZIPOTM 21 (23 August 2021) Many New Zealand trade mark actions are lost due to poor or inadmissible evidence…

Copyright provides basis to challenge trade mark ownership in New Zealand

Australia - September 9 2021 A trade mark Applicant has learned the hard way, in Guangdong Puss Investment Co., Ltd v Ye Guofu [2021] NZIPOTM 17 (19 August 2021), that an…

Fiji has a new Trade Marks Act - After almost 90 years

Fiji - August 25 2021 Fiji now has a new Trade Marks Act, to replace its almost 90 year old Trade Marks Act 1933. The new Fijian Trademarks Act 2021 was gazetted on Friday…

Is TRAUMAGEL really too similar to TRAUMEEL?

New Zealand - July 29 2021 Registration of the trade mark TRAUMAGEL was recently opposed successfully by the owner of the mark TRAUMEEL in New Zealand in The Applicant’s case…