The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has recently issued three new Practice guidelines relating to:
Correct classification of “leasing access time to computer databases”
In line with best international practice, IPONZ had advised that they consider the service description “leasing access time to computer databases” most appropriately classified in class 38.
Major Events Management (World Rowing Championships 2010 ) Order 2009
The Major Events Management (World Rowing Championships 2010) Order 2009 came into force on 18 January 2010. This order provides protection from 18 January 2010 to 30 November 2010 for the emblem and words associated with the World Rowing Championships 2010. This protects major events from ambush marketing.
Series Trade Marks
IPONZ has issued a revised Practice Guideline in relation to Series Trade Marks. It has been stressed by IPONZ that the revised guideline does not reflect any changes in practice, but fleshes out the prior guidelines to provide greater certainty and assistance for applicants and agents.