Best Trade Mark Cases 2016

Welcome to Shelston IP’s 2016 round up of key trade mark cases in Australia and New Zealand.


Non-use cases made a frequent appearance in 2016, including interesting decisions on the level of control required over a licensee to rely on the licensee’s use of the trade mark, and whether a foreign entity can be liable for trade mark infringement in Australia where the sale of the goods and delivery was completed overseas. The key parallel importing case for 2016 may alarm some overseas manufacturers, particularly those who supply in bulk and wish to prevent re-packaging into smaller quantities.

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