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Of an Internet and print publisher, "Scientific Journal

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I am Director of an Internet and print publisher, "Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd".
We also have a trade name "Society for Personality Research"
We publish internationally ten times per week online and in print. We were established in 1973
Is there a legal process for establishing a trade name that needs to take place for the trade name to be validated?
Thanks ***** Editor-in-Chief,
Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal
Director, Scientific Journal Publishers Ltd
Thanks *****
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: New Zealand Law
Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

You can seek a trademark for the names, under the Trademarks Act. This is usually done with the help of a trademark lawyer although you can apply yourself. The site where you can do this is http://www.iponz.govt.nz/cms/trade-marks

Expert:  Chris The Lawyer replied 1 year ago.

You also have copyright in the names, and can assert this on the website and publications. You don't need to do anything to register this.

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