What happens if you don’t use your trade mark? Can it be taken away?
Apparently, the answer is yes. But there are conditions. The mark must have been registered for at least three years and there must have been three continuous years of non-use.
The rule used to be five years, but it has recently changed so it is now in line with New Zealand laws.
So, the rule now is that any person may apply to have a
When does the three years start running?
The time starts running once the mark has been registered.
The changes are expected to take effect on 24 February 2019. If you think that your trade mark is at risk call Sharon Givoni Consulting on 0410- 557 907.