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...

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...

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,...