Ability to record licences in New Zealand removed

Article  \  19 Nov 2011

What this means is that the rights of licensees to bring action against infringers is determined solely by the terms of the agreement (under the old provisions only a recorded licensee could bring an action, if permitted by the terms of the agreement). In the circumstances all trade mark licensees and licensors should review their licence agreements to ensure that this recent change to New Zealand trade mark law does not have implications for on going licence arrangements, particularly the right to bring action against infringers.