BATTS neither Generic nor Infringed!
Have just received the Court of Appeal judgment in the long-running Batts case: http://www.nzlii.org/nz/cases/NZCA/2015/602.html
The Court upheld the High Court that the term “batts” had not become a common name in general public use. However, it confirmed that Knauf’s use of the word “batts” on its product packaging was not an infringement and reversed the earlier High Court finding that use of “batts” on Knauf’s website infringed Tasman’s trade mark registration for BATTS. See http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11562097