INTELLECTUAL AND INDUSTRIAL PROPERTY
ANDREW BROWN QC
BCL (Oxon), LLB (Hons), Barrister, Auckland
This review covers case law developments in intellectual property in New Zealand since January 2010.
Objections to registrability: S17(1)(a) – Prior reputation in an earlier mark; s25(1) prior registered trade mark or prior well-known mark
The period under review has seen a number of cases dealing with these familiar grounds. On two occasions the Court of Appeal has provided strong guidance and/or reconfirmed established principles.