Amicus Brief

International Hair Cosmetics Ltd v. International Hair Cosmetics Group Pty

Published: October 19, 2011


Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia

Our Position

INTA sought to intervene to make submissions on issues relating to how the courts of New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States have approached the issue of online trademark use and its interaction with domestic trademark rights. The trend in international jurisprudence indicates that, generally, drop-down boxes, currency conversion tools, distribution maps, delivery and a country-specific domain name suffice to amount to trademark use in a jurisdiction.


The parties came to an agreement out of court before the hearing.