Brands Limited v Bed Bath ‘N’ Table Pty Limited

2021-10-28T02:08:16+00:00

Counsel for New Zealand manchester and homewares retailer Bed Bath & Beyond in a claim for trade mark infringement, trade mark invalidity, passing off and breach of the Fair Trading Act by its competitor, Bed Bath N’ Table. The case is set down for a three week trial in the Wellington High Court starting in July 2022 (delayed due to Covid-19).

Savernake Holdings v Waiwera LLC

2020-09-03T01:59:51+00:00

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.

Sanitarium v A Little Bit of Britain

2020-07-06T02:32:49+00:00

Counsel for the defendants in a high-profile case brought in the Christchurch High Court by Sanitarium against a specialty British goods retailer who imported and sold British Weetabix. The case involved novel trade mark issues including the operation of the Customs notice rules, and expert evidence on marketing issues. The case was reported at (2018) 15 TCLR 173.

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