What a great idea. I only wish I’d thought of it.
Nicholas Weston (home of the Australian Trade Marks Law Blog) has announced the results of its first-annual “Tattooed Brands” survey of the trademarks most found inked onto Aussies’ flesh. Here are the top 10:
3. AFL (Australian Rules) club logos
6. Disney characters (various)
9. Fox/Alpinestars (motocross)
10. Triple J (radio)
Nicholas Weston’s legal take on this? “Most well known brands and logos are registered trade marks. Use of a registered trade mark as a tattoo is generally not ‘use as a trade mark’ by using the sign in the course of trade for the purposes of s 120 of the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth).”
Photo credit: Tattooique.com