Registrability of trade mark that contains person’s name

23 Registrability of trade mark that contains person’s name

If a person applies for registration of a sign as a trade mark and the sign contains the name or representation of a person, the Commissioner may require the written consent of—

(a)

that person unless the person died 10 years or more before the making of the application; or

(b)

the person’s legal representative if—

(i)

the person died within 10 years before the making of the application; or

(ii)

the Commissioner thinks the person’s consent cannot for any other reason be obtained.

Compare: 1953 No 66 s 19(2)