Acting for Acer Inc on various IPONZ trade mark proceedings, including successful application for partial revocation of the Council’s trade marks ( NZIPOTM 29) and successful opposition to application for amend pleadings ( NZIPOTM 3).
Counsel for the opponent owner of the VAGISIL mark on a successful trade mark opposition hearing before the Intellectual Property Office relating to the trade mark VAGISAN. I also acted on the appeal in the High Court, which upheld IPONZ’s rejection of the mark.
Counsel for Savernake Holdings in relation to complex trade mark proceedings involving seven separate but inter-related applications and oppositions at IPONZ regarding trade marks which include the word “WAIWERA”. Savernake succeeded on all of its applications and oppositions, including a declaration of invalidity based on bad faith.