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Simon Gapes, Griffith Hack, Australia
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Look who’s smiling – Crocodile International wins New Z...

Simon Gapes, Griffith Hack, Australia, First published on www.griffithhack.comThe New Zealand Supreme Court has recently issued a decision in the long running dispute between fashion brands Crocodile International Pte Ltd and Lacoste regarding whether a trade mark registration held by Lacoste dating from 1961 should be revoked for non-use. The decision is significant in that the court decided there is no discretion to retain trade marks not in use on the register (unless there are special circumstances) and provides clarity around what constitutes “use” of a trade mark. The case revolved around the registered trade mark  read more