Ambush Marketing Legislation Review released

The Australian Government has released the final report of the Review of Ambush Marketing Legislation. Ambush marketing is used to describe a wide range of marketing activities by which a business seeks to associate its name, logos, products or services with an event for which it is not a sponsor. The report was commissioned by the Australian Government from Frontier (Australia) in association with the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (located in the Law School of the University of Melbourne).

The report reviews the effectiveness of two pieces of legislation that protect the Olympic movement and protected the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games from ambush marketing. Among the report’s conclusions are that both pieces of legislation have been effective in achieving their stated aims and that, on balance, the impact of the Ambush Marketing Legislation has been generally positive.

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