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UK rejects New Zealand push for manuka honey trademark
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A New Zealand government backed attempt to get a legal monopoly on manuka honey has been quashed by the United Kingdom’s Intellectual Property Office (IPO).
Reversing an interim decision to grant a certification trademark, the IPO reportedly made the common-sense observation that manuka honey is a description of a type of honey.
And it specifically rejected the proposition that the UK general public understands manuka honey to be exclusively from New Zealand.