Victoria v Pacific Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd (Acn 065 199 439) (No 2)

JurisdictionAustralia Federal only
Neutral Citation2009-0610 FCA D,2009-0610 FCA E
CourtFederal Court
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5 cases
2 firm's commentaries
  • Legal Update: Want To Protect Brand Names And Slogans? Don't Call On Copyright
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 11 Agosto 2009
    ...register trade marks rather than seeking to rely upon copyright. In State of Victoria v Pacific Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2009] FCA 737, Pacific Technologies claimed to the owner of copyright in the phrase: "Help-Help-Driver-in-Danger-Call-Police-Ph.000" The proceeding before......
  • When Copyright Will Not Come To Your Assistance!
    • Australia
    • Mondaq Australia
    • 19 Agosto 2009
    ...recently decided case of State of Victoria v Pacific Technologies (Australia) Pty Ltd (No 2) [2009] FCA 737 June 2009) is another example of the court refusing to allow copyright to be used to create monopolies in short phrases, tag lines, slogans and titles. In the case, the Federal Court ......

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