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Certification Trade Marks: The buzz and battle over ‘Mānuka’ honey

Australia, New Zealand - September 2 2020 Mānuka is the Māori name for the Leptospermum scoparium, a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family, Myrtaceae. Mānuka nectar is renowned for…

Shannon Fati

Beating trade mark squatters in China - How Penfolds won back its name

China - January 23 2017 Since entering the Chinese market Treasury Wine Estates has distributed Penfolds wines, including its prestigious Grange, under the name Ben Fu…

Tom Johnston

Flagging the importance of Trade Mark choice

Australia, USA - July 28 2020 The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board in the US (TTAB) recently refused the registration of a trade mark (shown below) because it includes the image…

Why trade marks matter for wine makers and how “bad faith” can stop their registration

Australia - November 21 2018 This is why protecting a wine’s brand, which is reflected on the label, and its associated trade marks is so critical to wine makers. Just look at…

Claire Ramsay

Are Trade mark squatters in China about to be evicted? - The Bad Faith problem and how upcoming restrictions may help foreign brand owners

Australia, China - September 18 2019 The World Intellectual Property Review reports that one Chinese practitioner estimated bad faith applications may account for as many as one in three…

Harriet Young