CO-OP COCK-UP

CO-OP COCK-UP Alex McDonald | Trade Mark Litigation Lawyer, Auckland A descriptive trade mark seem like a great idea but can prove be a real headache down the line. Here’s a case that illustrates howa descriptive trade mark can cause problems. The Public Service...

An Ace Card

An Ace Card: Shape Trade Mark Registrations Alex McDonald, Trade Mark Dispute Lawyer, Auckland A trade mark registration for the shape of a product is one of the holy grails of trade mark protection. The distinctive trade mark triangle shape Toblerone box is a good...

Battle of the Batts: Episode 2

BATTLE OF THE BATTS: EPISODE 2   Alex McDonald, Trade Mark Litigation Barrister, Auckland The recent Court of Appeal decision, Tasman Insulation New Zealand Ltd v Knauf Insulation Ltd [2015] NZCA 602, now represents the leading New Zealand authority on the...

Lets talk about sex

LETS TALK ABOUT SEX Alex McDonald, Domain Name Dispute Barrister, Auckland – Sexually Transmitted Infections Education Foundation Ltd (STIEF) v Family First NZ DRS 1125 (7/12/2015 Expert Barker) The Domain Name Commission (DNC) dispute resolution service enables...

Lenovo and the fantasy game character

LENOVO AND THE FANTASY GAME CHARACTER Lenovo domain name dispute | Alex McDonald, Domain Name Dispute Lawyer, Auckland – Download the case here The Domain Name Commission or DNC handles disputes in New Zealand about the registration of .nz domain names. DNC’s...

Insulation Wars

INSULATION WARS: BATTLE OF THE BATTS Alex McDonald | Trade Mark Dispute Lawyer, Auckland NZ Batts trade mark dispute – Download the case here HTML is the standard mark-up language used to create web pages.  An HTML metatag is not displayed on the landing page,...

Product Design Protection

PRODUCT DESIGN PROTECTION: IT’S DIFFERENT ACROSS THE DITCH New Zealand law provides good product design copyright protection for industrial designs.  Here, product designs can be protected at the same time by copyright and as registered designs as well as potentially,...