In 2018, a games event will be held where Commonwealth countries will compete in a 14 day event held every 4 years.
I’d include the name of the event but its name is trademarked.
GOLDOC owns all the IP rights in the words, marks, text, images, photographs, videos, audio, graphics of the games to the full extent possible under the intellectual property laws of Australia which may include legislative protection and other countries.
We may not use any of the names, emblems / logos, pictures or trademarks on our website.
The games were last held in Melbourne in 2006.
As with any event that takes place in Australia, we published an event listing for the games including relevant dates when it was first announced in 2010.
Event publishing is our business. That is what our readers come to see, events.
The GOLDOC wrote to us in January 2014 requesting we remove our page so as not to mislead the public or infringe on their intellectual property.
At the same time they welcomed our enthusiasm and support of the games and encourage the entire community to get involved in the event.
It is often said, history repeats itself. The same corporation wrote to us in 2004 with regard the 2006 Melbourne games.
For those who do not know, or unaware, the 2006 Melbourne games were a total failure.
Hundreds of tickets remained unsold, sporting events poorly attended, empty venues, vendors with unsold stock, accommodation offered at very low rates to entice business.
The spectators to the 2006 events were largely friends and family of the athletes. How do we know, we were there. We witnessed events first hand and spoke to many visitors.
Official Suppliers and Advertisers were equally unimpressed. We spoke with many. Television audiences were well down on the numbers forecast.
It is also unlawful to engage in misleading or deceptive conduct under the Australian Consumer Law or passing off at common law so that the public is or is likely to be lead to confusion.