GOGET owner stops use of 'Go Get Cabs' in Federal Circuit Court
In Carshare Australia Pty Ltd v Singh ( FCCA 1447, 8 June 2018), the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has found that, due to the reputation of the trademark GOGET in relation to a vehicle-sharing business, use of the name Go Get Cabs and a related logo in relation to taxi services would be likely to mislead or deceive consumers into believing that the Go Get Cabs business was licensed or approved by, or somehow associated with, the GoGet business. In addition, while the Go Get Cabs name and logo were found to be deceptively similar to the GOGET trademark registration, the trademark infringement argument failed because the court found that taxi services did not fall within the class specification for the GOGET registration.
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