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New Zealand based retail forex broker Fullerton Markets has announced that it has successfully secured three Trademarks with the New Zealand Intellectual Property Office.
After receiving the Certificates of Registration signed by the Commissioner of Trademarks Ross van der Schyff, Chairman of Fullerton Markets Gerald Carter commented,
We are delighted to receive the final approval from the Intellectual Property Office.
We first filed the Trademarks in May 2017 and receiving the nod from the authorities today certainly strengthens our brand. As a recognised brand in the brokerage industry throughout Asia Pacific, our brand sometimes falls prey to clone companies who try to mask themselves as Fullerton Markets. Securing the Trademarks sets us apart and allows us to use the ® symbol on our registered Trademarks. This shows that the mark is registered and protected under New Zealand statute.
The company now has registered Trademarks in New Zealand for “Fullerton”, “Fullerton Markets” and the iconic company logo under Trademark registration numbers 1067354, 1067355 and 1067357 respectively.
Theodore Doucas, Principal at leading IP law firm Zone Law in Wellington, said:
You now have the exclusive right to use those marks in New Zealand to promote your financial and finance related services. This means that no other person may legally use those marks to identify financial services without your permission. For a business, a registered trade mark is an important asset which adds to the goodwill and value of the business .