The New Zealand honey industry is to appeal against the UK Intellectual Property Office’s decision to decline its mānuka honey trademark application. The Mānuka Charitable Trust is working to trademark the word mānuka in international markets so that only honey from New Zealand can be called mānuka. The group remains strongly of the view that it is not appropriate to use the name mānuka honey when the plant the nectar came from did not grow in Aotearoa New Zealand. The Mānuka Honey Appellation Society secretary John Rawcliffe says the UK decision is hard to swallow but he’s confident in the decision to appeal.