"Australia’s largest electricity company AGL Energy has lost its case against
Greenpeace Australia Pacific for the use of their logo in the organisation’s
AGL brought the case against Greenpeace claiming they had breached copyright
and trademark laws in using the identifiable AGL logo in a campaign which
labelled them as the country’s “biggest climate polluter”.
On June 8, Justice Stephen Burley found Greenpeace had not infringed AGL’s
trademark or copyright with the exception of three social media posts and a
small number of marketing materials.
AGL’s request for damages was denied.
Greenpeace chief executive David Ritter said the organisation was “delighted”
about the win.
“Not only did we win overwhelmingly on a point of important principle. But AGL
brought this case to try, in our opinion, and silence us but instead what they
succeeded in doing was generating … media articles around the world, all of
which noted that they were Australia’s worst corporate climate polluters,” he
Via Robert Sanscartier.
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