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Harley-Davidson Tops List of Most Tattooed Brands in Australia

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:

1. Harley-Davidson

2. Nike

3. AFL (Australian Rules) club logos

4. Vegemite

5. VB

6. Disney characters (various)

7. Holden

8. Ford

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

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Reader Comments (2)

If someone paints a picture of a Harley Davidson motorcycle and paints the Harley Davidson name on the gas tank is this considered tradmark enfringement if the person makes mutiple copies of the original artwork and sells the pictures?
May 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJames E Straka
If I take a picture of "my" Harley with me on it wearing a Harley T shirt, can I put this on a bottle of xxxx and legaly sell it" Larry
September 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Penberthy

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