Multiple country updates – January 2019

IP Office updates - January 2019

  1. USPTO, IP Australia and IPONZ all kept busy in January...
  2. IPONZ alone added 4000+ pre-approved terms
  3. IP Australia now allows the broad term "online retail services" as well as "retail services"


New Zealand – “Featuring” gets removed from pre-approved services

IPONZ removes 700+ services that include the word "featuring"

  1. IPONZ updates pre-approved goods and services database to remove the word "featuring" from retail and wholesale services
  2. Objections had been raised despite the "featuring" services being in the IPONZ pre-approved goods and services databases
  3. A corresponding practice note should be published soon