by lukeydukey  10/06/2005  2719 Page Views
1 Comments  Commercial law, litigation, contracts, IP, property law

I was wondering, there is an awful lot of selling of counterfeit or "replica" designer labels going about these days.  Most of it seems to be on the internet.  I've noticed a lot of these sites have disclaimers which seem to absolve any possibilities of legal action against them, such as "we are not in any way affiliated with..." "our products are not manufactured by or associated in any way with the above mentioned brands" "our products are Louis Vuitton inspired products and to be used for novelty purposes only.."

Is this legal in Australia?  And if not, how is it they get away with it?

Also, if it is legal, is it also legal to set up a boutique store as a seller of imitation designer products and have these items in your shop?