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Contents Summary of Latest Bulletin
Different Types of Insufficiency Considered in Assistant Commissioner's Decision
In 2018 NZIPOPAT 18 Bayer New Zealand Ltd v Zoetis LLC the Assistant Commissioner distinguished between three different types of insufficiency and upheld the opposition principally on the basis of insufficiency by ambiguity.
2. Trade Marks
Date Set for Overhaul of Canada's Trade Mark Legislation
On 17th June 2019 Canada’s overhauled Trade Mark legislation will take effect.
Samoa Soon to Join Madrid Protocol
On the 4th March 2019 Samoa (WS) will be a member of the Madrid Protocol.
Significant Amendments to UK Trade Mark Legislation
On the 14th January 2019 a number of notable changes take effect: