Whisky too weak to receive a trade mark
The New Zealand High Court has reversed a decision by the
Assistant Commissioner of Trade Marks that upheld an
application by the Mill Liquor Save for the word mark MacGowans
covering "whisky flavoured spirits; none of the foregoing being
whisky", despite opposition by the Scotch Whisky
In its first ground of opposition, the Association alleged
that use of MacGowans on "whisky flavoured spirits" would be
likely to deceive or confuse the relevant public into thinking
that the MacGowan's product...
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