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...

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...