In August this year, Red Bull successfully appealed its case against drinks company Drink Red, after it was found that latter had misled the judge. The case arose last year, when it was alleged that the Drink Red had tapped into Red Bull’s equity when it named and marketed its product. AJ Park litigation expert Laura Carter looks at what this means for the marketing agency involved in the case.
MediaWorks has taken legal steps against online men’s brand NZ Blokes, sending the editors of the site a cease-and-desist letter in regard to the promotion of an event called NZ Crate Day on the NZ Blokes Facebook page. The letter from MediaWorks stipulates NZ Blokes recently commenced marketing activities in relation to the NZ Crate Day and that this constitutes an infringement given the similarity between the names and the fact that both events were scheduled to occur on 5 December.
Not just for lawyers, ad and marketing managers and business development directors should know the guts of the Fair Trading Act. LexisNexis Professional Development hosts a comprehensive workshop on advertising and marketing law on Friday 16 October at Auckland’s Heritage Hotel.
Topics include anti-spam legislation, comparative advertising, intellectual property …