IPONZ makes some changes to trade marks practice

IPONZ has reviewed its practice of examining specifications of goods or services in line with international best practice.  Trade Mark Examiners will no longer object to the unqualified goods “personal care products” in class 3 or to the unqualified services “tourism services” and “tourist services” when those descriptions appear in classes 39, 41, or 43.   The Annexure General that accompanies the Trade Mark Practice Guideline on Classification and Specification has been amended to reflect this change.