22 Dec 2009

Can you trademark the word 'bach'?

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:11 pm on 22 December 2009

Business is booming at Sumner's Kiwi Bach cafe, a little slice of Kiwiana by the seaside. But a lawyer's letter out of the blue last week has given John pause. The letter says the word 'bach' is trademarked by its client The Frenzi Group, which operates The Bach, a gaming and sports bar in Taupo.

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