TITLE

‘It's so good, I put my name on it’: the unexpected pitfalls of registering a personal name as a trade mark

AUTHOR(S)
Meyrick, Tessa
PUB. DATE
August 2014
SOURCE
Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice;Aug2014, Vol. 9 Issue 8, p625
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A recent decision of the Federal Court of Australia determined whether prominent Australian business man, Bob Jane, could continue to use his own name in the course of trade. The Federal Court decision is a reminder that there is no unqualified right to use your personal name in the course of trade and, should it be registered as a trade mark, continued use of the name without authorization from the mark's owner will constitute an infringement under Australian law.
ACCESSION #
97238309

 

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