Aston v Harlee Manufacturing Co (“Tastee Freez case”) [1960] HCA 47

ON 4 AUGUST 1960, the High Court of Australia delivered Aston v Harlee Manufacturing Co (“Tastee Freez case”) [1960] HCA 47; (1960) 103 CLR 391 (4 August 1960).

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/1960/47.html

A person who first applies for an unused trademark in Australia identical to that of a foreign mark is entitled to be regarded as the Australian author, provided that he or she intends to use the trademark and there is no fraud involved.

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