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. (Currently on appeal to the Court of Appeal, due to be heard in mid-2021.)
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.