High Court of Australia

Health World Ltd v Shin-Sun Australia Pty Ltd [2010] HCA 13

240 CLR 590; 84 ALJR 321; 265 ALR 265

21 Apr 2010

Case Number: S199/2009 S200/2009


French CJ, Gummow, Heydon, Crennan, Bell JJ


Intellectual property – Trade marks - Standing - Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) ("the Act"), ss 88 and 92 - Appellant and respondent both registered trade marks in class 5 for pharmaceutical products - Appellant sought cancellation of registration of respondent's trade mark under s 88 and removal of trade mark from Register under s 92 of the Act - Respondent claimed appellant not impeded in ownership and use of own trade mark by registration of respondent's trade mark - Whether appellant "aggrieved" under s 88(1) or s 92(1) of the Act - Whether "aggrieved" to be construed liberally - Whether actual desire or intention to use trade mark required to be "aggrieved" - Whether proof of adverse impact required to be "aggrieved".

Statutes – Statutory interpretation - Meaning of "aggrieved" - Subject, scope and purpose of statute - Whether "aggrieved" should be construed liberally.

Words and phrases – "aggrieved person", "person aggrieved".

Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth) – ss 52, 59, 88, 92.


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