What a joke..WTF are the (Sydney)Superdome caving into.How the hell can a US based company that has no registered rights or trademarks in Australia,succesfully file a lawsuit in a US Federal Court against an Australian based company?
Yes..I know McDonalds,KFC etc etc have trademarks in Australia,but thats because they PAY plenty in Australia to have their rights in Australia protected.
Could you imagine the MCG being succesful if a US stadium called themselves the MCG as well?..They would tell us where to jump....
What a joke...
http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/ ... 32162.html
Sydney Superdome settles suit
Saturday 15 March 2003, 10:05 AM
Officials with the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans have agreed to settle a trademark lawsuit with a similarly named stadium in Sydney, Australia.
Louisiana Superdome officials filed a lawsuit in US federal court in 2001 against Abigroup Ltd, builder and operator of the Sydney SuperDome, claiming the operator violated the Louisiana venue's trademarked name.
The $240 million, 21,000 seat Sydney stadium was opened in 1999 and was the site of several events during the 2000 Summer Olympics. The Louisiana facility was built in 1975 at a cost of $163 million and is home to the National Football League's New Orleans Saints.
Abigroup will pay the Louisiana Superdome $35,000 for the right to use and advertise the name SuperDome in Australia and the name Sydney SuperDome in the United States.
The settlement was approved by the Superdome Commission, the Louisiana agency that oversees a private company's operation of the Louisiana Superdome.