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
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
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