Nakedbus stripped by Intercity

Intercity Group (NZ) Ltd v Nakedbus NZ Ltd [2014] HC 124   Key issue Did use of a competitor’s mark in Google AdWords infringe the trade mark? Was the mark used descriptively in advertising or as a trade mark? Facts I and N are the no. 1 and 2 long distance bus companies in NZ,

Similarity in trade dress sufficient in opposition

Altanea Gida Anonim Sirketi (the Holder) and Red Bull GmbH (Red Bull) are in dispute in a number of jurisdictions. In Australia, the Holder sought registration for the mark. Red Bull opposed on the basis of its reputation in respect of the trade dress used on its cans. The Hearing Officer confirmed that under s60