“Sue me”

Published On 06/01/2014 | By Peta Stevenson | Consumer protection, Litigation

Melanie McLean and Philippa Macaskill have posted an interesting blog over on IP Whiteboard about the outcome of litigation involving members of the Jane family, after a much publicised family spat which led to Bob Jane severing ties with the business in early 2011.

The case concerned the use of a variety of company names, domain names and marks containing or consisting of the terms “Bob Jane” or “Jane” by Bob Jane, with the Federal Court recently restraining Bob Jane from using his own name to sell tyres, wheels, batteries and other accessories for cars.

Read their full post here.

Photo credit: The Tire Zoo / Foter.com / CC BY

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About The Author

is a partner in the Sydney office of King & Wood Mallesons where she specialises in competition litigation with experience in a wide range of jurisdictions. Peta also advises clients on the application of the anti-competitive conduct, consumer protection and access provisions of the Competition & Consumer Act 2010 (Cth) and related state legislation. In 2001/02 she undertook her LLM at the University of Cambridge, during which time she developed a passionate if fleeting interest in rowing.

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