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New Zealand: Evidentiary requirements for statutory declarations made abroad

New Zealand - September 13 2021 In Leiying Zhu v Shanghai Yunzheng Catering Management Co Limited [2021] NZIPOTM 14A, the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) again…

Kathleen Henning.

Advertisement pulled due to incorrect pronunciation of Māori place name

New Zealand - June 3 2021 In April 2021, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) of New Zealand upheld a complaint against a radio advertisement that mispronounced the Māori…

Kathleen Henning.

The distinctiveness standard for stylised trade marks in New Zealand

New Zealand - May 21 2021 In New Zealand, a trade mark must not be registered if it has no distinctive character under section 18(1)(b) of the Trade Marks 2002 (the Act). The…

Kathleen Henning.

New Zealand signs the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement

New Zealand - February 23 2021 This article discusses the impact of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement on geographical indications (GIs) and Māori…

Kathleen Henning.

The importance of providing sufficient evidence in invalidation proceedings

New Zealand - December 2 2020 A recent trade mark decision by the Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) reveals the importance of submitting reliable and probative…

Kathleen Henning.