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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 Association.

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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Uber, Garcia v Google, Verizon, and a "terribly poor" CAFC decision are in our weekly round-up http://t.co/vpXJdThS7K http://t.co/kM1IVpBzB8

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Another highlight of #ip2014 = launch of #ipwomen network http://t.co/XhQqPJKQzy Pleased to see IP profession addressing diversity!

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Apple & Samsung settled (outside US) as did Google & Viacom. Did 2014 see mediation take off? ($) http://t.co/tWLQ72pqcI #ip2014

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