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New trade marks hearings guidelines

The IPONZ Hearings Office has published comprehensive new trade mark hearings guidelines.

The guidelines are intended to guide and inform parties involved in trade mark hearings, and reflect the current accepted IPONZ Hearings Office practice. They are to be read in conjunction with the relevant legislation, which is referred to throughout.

The new guidelines are written in a simple plain-English style and focus on challenging areas for clients, such as comprehensive information on the evidence requirements in IPONZ hearings.

To read the guidelines, see our Trade Marks Hearings section. 

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