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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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RT @EPOorg: @ManagingIP thanks for spotting this. The correct link is: http://t.co/1kzLu7MQC1

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@EPOorg This links to a page about selection events for examiners? Is that right?

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Chris Benson of HGF - the Unitary Patent Court won't eliminate forum shopping- the rules and tactics will just change. #MIPShanghai

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