Have you considered IP rights in a manufacturer/distributor relationship?

We regularly receive questions from overseas clients about their local intellectual property (IP) rights.  In fact, we are currently assisting a European manufacturer claw back trade mark rights in New Zealand.  In this case, a manufacturer filed its trade mark in New Zealand and a citation was raised during examination.  The cited mark was owned […]

The importance of reviewing trade mark use

Trade mark legislation in both Australia and New Zealand allows for the removal of a registration if the subject trade mark has not been used within a continuous period of three years. This article serves as a reminder to periodically review use of Australian and New Zealand trade marks, to ensure such use remains in […]