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Machinery Manufacturer‘s Victory over Luxury Automobile Company

A recent decision of the New Zealand Court of Appeal (Daimler AG (“Daimler”) v Sany Group Co Ltd  (“Sany”) [2015] NZCA 418) has seen Chinese heavy manufacturing company Sany emerge triumphant from a long standing dispute with automobile…

Recent Trade Mark Decisions

Lacoste [2015] NZIPOTM 7 (25 June 2015)  Summary A notice of intention to reject issued under section 43 of the Trade Marks Act 2002 in respect of trade mark application number 998331 in the name of Lacoste.  The Commissioner directed…

Frequently Asked Questions about Protecting Your Trade Mark on Tropical Islands

Advances in communication and travel have opened trade routes and access for consumers and traders across many industries.  Commerce in far-flung islands is no longer hampered by distance and a number of island states are now establishing their…

New Zealand’s Newest Website Domain Extension: .nz

The shortened domain extension .nz became available for registration as of 1pm on 30 September 2014. This means individuals and companies, from both New Zealand and around the world, can now register theirname.nz. New Zealand follows in…

The “Jandal Scandal” Takes a New Twist

In a scandal of jandal proportion, Stuff is reporting an army of fanatics has formed following the stoush which emerged yesterday regarding the monopolisation of this quintessential kiwi word. Yesterday a Hamilton based online retailer lastseason.co.nz…

Revision in Chinese trade mark law

On 30 August 2013 China’s Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress revised China’s trade mark law passing the “Decision on Revising the Trademark Law of the People’s Republic of China”. The changes will significantly…