IPONZ has recently updated its trade mark practice guidelines as follows:
We’ve updated our Annexure General practice guidelines to:
- clarify our stance on trade mark specification terms that use the words “supply of…” or “supplying…”
- include additional examples of acceptable and non-acceptable specification terms in our guidelines for retail, wholesale and distribution services.
View the updated trade mark practice guideline:
Annexure to Computer Services
We’ve updated our Annexure to Computer Services practice guidelines to:
- discuss our practices for trade mark specifications that involve cloud computing services, cloud services, and cloud-based services
- clarify our stance on acceptable software specification terms, including cases where the specification term describes software that operates a particular apparatus.
View the updated Trade Mark practice guideline:
Published on May 10, 2023