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Trade mark dilution in Australia revisited: How far have we come?
Australian Intellectual Property Journal (2012)
  • Tyrone Berger, Monash University
Abstract

This article examines whether or not an anti-dilution remedy exists in s 120(3) of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) and whether such a remedy is desirable. It examines ambiguities surrounding key terms of the provision – “connection”, “well known”, and “relevant sector of the public” – in relation to the established concept of consumer “confusion”, and proposes that the current orthodoxy towards s 120(3) does not afford registered owners an appropriate level of legal protection.

Keywords
  • Trade marks,
  • anti-dilution,
  • well-known
Publication Date
2012
Citation Information
Tyrone Berger. "Trade mark dilution in Australia revisited: How far have we come?" Australian Intellectual Property Journal Vol. 23 (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/tyrone_berger/1/