Plans by the New Zealand Dairy Board to register the trademark Free Range' have been thwarted. The Dairy Council, the National Farmers' Union, the National Dairymen's Association and numerous dairy companies objected to the move on the grounds that an individual company should not have exclusive rights to the term. The New Zealand application was turned down because it was not acceptable for registration under the Trade Marks Act [Source: The National Dairymen's Association]. {{NEWS }}