Tuesday, January 23 2024   \  Published by Juve Patent.

IPONZ issues updates to Trade Mark practice guidelines

IPONZ issues updates to Trade Mark practice guidelines

The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand (IPONZ) has now published its updated Trade Mark practice guidelines, which contain direction on the classification of non-fungible tokens, virtual goods, and virtual services.

Previous guidance from the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and the Korean IP Office (KIPO), as covered in our earlier article, helped set out a practical approach to the classification of these goods and services.

However, the updated Trade Mark practice guidelines helps to provide clarity on IPONZ’s approach to these issues.

The new guidance applies immediately. A similar approach will also likely be adopted by IP Australia. The new guidelines confirm the following: Read more

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