Are You Nuckin Futs? Registering 'Scandalous' Trade Marks in Australia

‘Are you Nuckin Futs? Registering ‘Scandalous’ Trade Marks in Australia,’ (2012) European Intellectual Property Review 34(9) 628

4 Pages Posted: 16 Sep 2014

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

The case law on scandalous trade marks in Australia is relatively sparse. As such, a definitive guide to the categories of signs that would qualify as scandalous has been left wanting. The recent registration of NUCKIN FUTS and POMMIEBASHER, however, provide some clarification, indicating a closing in on the types of marks that may be refused registration in the future.

Keywords: Trademarks, trade marks, scandalous

JEL Classification: K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Scardamaglia, Amanda, Are You Nuckin Futs? Registering 'Scandalous' Trade Marks in Australia (2012). ‘Are you Nuckin Futs? Registering ‘Scandalous’ Trade Marks in Australia,’ (2012) European Intellectual Property Review 34(9) 628 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2496153

Amanda Scardamaglia (Contact Author)

Swinburne University of Technology ( email )

Cnr Wakefield and William Streets, Hawthorn Victor
3122 Victoria, Victoria 3122
Australia

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