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Removal of trade mark registrations for non-use: Trade mark owners must show 'actual' control over use of licensed trade marks

Trade mark owners are at serious risk of losing their registered rights if they do not exercise actual control over licensees.

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia in Lodestar Anstalt v Campari America LLC [2016] FCAFC 92 is likely to have significant implications for trade mark owners who license the use of their trade marks to third parties.

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