Company goes for copyright on 'manuka'
by KENT ATKINSON
Stuff [New Zealand], publication date: 15 April 2006
"Natural health products company Comvita - which sells manuka honey purported to have special healing qualities - has applied to register the name 'manuka' in the European Union.
It said today that the bid to effectively copyright the name was made after concerns were raised by manuka honey exporters that the word was legally unprotected in Europe and could fall into the wrong hands."