6.3 Pitau (Koru)Up one level
6The Māori Trade Marks Advisory Committee has advised the Commissioner that where a pitau (also known as koru) appears as a device in a trade mark, it does not consider such devices to be offensive for a wide range of goods and services.
As a result, the Commissioner will not send marks incorporating pitau to the Committee, unless:
- the application contains an association with genetic technologies;
- the application includes other Maori text and/or imagery; or
- the Commissioner considers that the application may be offensive in relation to particular goods and services.
6 Practice Guideline Amendment 2006/11, IPONZ Newsletter, December 2006.