The Corner Hotel versus the Jazz Corner Hotel - Trade Marks
The Corner Hotel in Richmond is a well known Melbourne licensed live music venue. The operators of the venue took legal action against The Jazz Corner Hotel which operates in William Street, Melbourne. Bird's Basement is a music venue which operates in the basement of The Jazz Corner Hotel building. In a recent Federal Court decision (Swancom Pty Ltd v The Jazz Corner Hotel Pty Ltd (No. 2)  FCA 328 (9 April 2021)) Justice O'Bryan decided that various trade marks used by The Jazz Corner Hotel were not deceptively similar to the trade marks used by The Corner Hotel. Accordingly, he dismissed the claim by the Applicant.