New Zealand funds manuka honey trademark bid, leaving Australia with sour taste

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William van Caenegem, a law professor at Australia’s Bond University, said the meaning of “manuka” had become blurred.

“The problem is that the term manuka honey has become descriptive of the style rather than indicating geographical origin of the honey,” van Caenegem said. “New Zealanders would say that manuka really comes from New Zealand and that’s how consumers see it whereas Australians just see it as a potent honey and that’s it.”

Period25 Sep 2019

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  • TitleNew Zealand funds manuka honey trademark bid, leaving Australia with sour taste
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletReuters (Sydney)
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    Date25/09/19
    Producer/AuthorReuters World News
    PersonsWilliam Van Caenegem