Court goes into Batts for Tasman Insulation

Tasman Insulation New Zealand Ltd v Knauf Insulation Ltd [2014] NZHC 960   Key issues When has a trade mark become generic? Was a website metatag used as a trade mark? Facts  T was the owner of BATTS for insulating materials in class 17 since 1973. (T also owns PINK BATTS.) K imported insulation materials

Injunction appeal success leaves generics companies in a world of pain

Warner-Lambert and the Pfizer group successfully appealed to the Full Federal Court to broaden the scope of an interlocutory injunction restraining the supply of Apotex’s pregabalin products (Warner-Lambert Company LLC v Apotex Pty Ltd [2014] FCAFC 59). This decision suggests that efforts made by generics companies to restrict the registration of a bioequivalent pharmaceutical product