IN a potentially significant judgement in relation to the
interpretation of section 52 of the Trade Practices Act, the Federal Court has
ruled that a Western Australian Internet domain names supplier, Domain Names
Australia, and its sole director Chesley Rafferty, engaged in misleading and
deceptive conduct in breach of the act after DNA sent notices inviting
businesses to register new Internet domain names that were substantially
similar to the businesses’ existing domain names.
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