Cognate's Trademark Blog

NZ Manuka Honey Producers Ask Govt For $NZ6Million To Protect Trademark

Victor Goldsmith, General Manager for Ngāti Porou Miere Ltd,  an entity made up of a collective of Ngati Porou land trusts and incorporations. created  late 2015  to enable Ngati Porou landowners to have greater influence over the manuka honey produced on their land. (Those who join the collective have the option to “take the honey … Read more

Coca Cola Bullies Small NZ Cafe Into Submission

Good to see that a small cafe in Wellington NZ, opened only 4 months ago by two young and hardworking self starters is such a threat. Their name, ‘innocent”, is, we are told, going to impact heavily on a UK juice brand owned by the soft drinks manufacturer.   It must be a soul destroying … Read more