Trade Marks Act 2002

If you need more information about this Act, please contact the administering agency: Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Subpart 3—Relative grounds for not registering trade mark

Registrability of trade mark that contains certain words

22 Registrability of trade mark that contains certain words

The Commissioner may register a trade mark that contains the words “copyright”, “layout design”, “patent”, “patented”, “plant variety right”, “registered”, “registered design”, or “trade mark”, or any abbreviations of those words, or any similar words.

Compare: 1953 No 66 s 18(1)(a)