Piggy Backer goes down in Bullfight

Piggy Backer goes down in Bullfight Alex McDonald | Intellectual Property Lawyer, Auckland Red Bull is no stranger to intellectual property litigation but its scrap with a rival drinks manufacturer provided for some real drama and intrigue resulting in a Court of...

Evidence 101 for IPONZ Proceedings

Evidence 101 for IPONZ Proceedings Alex McDonald | Trade Mark Lawyer, Auckland NZ Gone are the days when the standard of evidence for hearings involving trade mark, patent and design registration disputes before the IPONZ Commissioner was a relaxed affair. Decisions...

Yellow not so mellow

Yellow not so Mellow Domain Names Lawyer, Alex McDonald says that a recent High Court decision, Yellow Holdings Ltd v Eurobelt Ltd,[1] illustrates the power of ‘first to register’ domain name status and the difficult stand-offs that can result where adomain name is...