Trade mark oppositions

  This post looks at the trade mark opposition procedure in New Zealand, some practical tips for enhancing your chances of success on an opposition and options if no opposition is lodged and a mark proceeds to registration.   What is a trade mark? A trade mark can consist of a word, phrase, logo, colour, smell or shape or any combination of those items.  Trade marks are registered in a country by [...]

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Trade marks – overview

Overview The Trade Marks Act 2002 allows for the registration of words, logos and other material as trade marks.   The law recognises that traders may promote their goods and services by reference to names, logos and other aspects of branding, and that those features may become associated with that particular trader in the minds of members of the public.  Branding helps consumers to choose between goods and services, and to that [...]

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