60A Status of geographical indication removed from register for non-payment of renewal fee

(1)

A geographical indication that has been removed from the register for non-payment of the renewal fee must be taken into account for a period of 1 year after the date of expiry of the registered geographical indication when determining the registrability of a later trade mark application.

(2)

Subsection (1) does not apply if the Commissioner is satisfied that, in the case of a foreign geographical indication,—

(a)

the geographical indication is not, or has ceased to be, protected in its country of origin; or

(b)

the geographical indication has fallen into disuse in its country of origin.

Compare: 2006 No 60 s 47C

Section 60A: inserted, on 27 July 2017, by section 63 of the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 (2006 No 60).