IP Update December 2013 Issue 22
This IP Update has more on the shrinking distance between Australia and NZ. The Muzz Buzz case shows how Australian brand reputation can spill across the Tasman. Our Guide to NZ's new Patents Act highlights the increased harmonisation of patent laws. And, 40 years after Australia, NZ accedes to the Nice Agreement on trade mark classification.
The CUB case reminds us that the Registrar has discretion to refuse removal of non-used trade marks. To see when four stripes are deceptively similar to three, read our Adidas case study. Do you use Google Adwords? If so, check our briefing to learn if