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Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill 2014

2013-2014

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Bill 2014

 

No.      , 2014

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to provide for the regulation of the use for commercial purposes of indicia and images associated with certain major sporting events, and for related purposes

   

   

   



Contents

Part 1—Preliminary                                                                                                              1

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 2

3............ Objects of this Act.............................................................................. 2

4............ Simplified outline of this Act.............................................................. 3

5............ Act binds the Crown........................................................................... 4

6............ Application of Act............................................................................... 4

7............ Additional operation of Act................................................................. 4

Part 2—Interpretation                                                                                                         6

8............ Simplified outline of this Part.............................................................. 6

9................. Dictionary...................................................................................................................... 6

10.......... Interpretation provisions for protected indicia and images.................. 9

11.......... When protected indicia and images are applied to goods and services 9

12.......... When protected indicia or images are used for commercial purposes 10

13.......... Presumption relating to advertising or promotion etc........................ 12

14.......... Criticism, review and provision of information................................. 12

Part 3—Regulation of use of protected indicia and images for commercial purposes     13

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           13

15.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 13

Division 2—Regulation of use of protected indicia and images for commercial purposes          15

16.......... Regulation of use of protected indicia and images for commercial purposes            15

17.......... Persons involved in contravening section 16.................................... 16

Division 3—Registration requirements for authorised persons           17

18.......... Register of authorised persons.......................................................... 17

19.......... State/Territory register provisions may apply.................................... 18

20.......... Person on register taken to be authorised person.............................. 18

21.......... Notifying Secretary and Customs CEO of changes to registers........ 19

Part 4—Importation of goods                                                                                        20

Division 1—Introduction                                                                                           20

22.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 20

Division 2—Objection to importation and seizure of goods                   22

23.......... Notice of objection to importation..................................................... 22

24.......... Limitation on giving notices of objection to importation................... 22

25.......... Seizure of goods by Customs CEO.................................................. 23

26.......... Notice of seizure............................................................................... 25

27.......... Inspection, release etc. of seized goods............................................. 26

Division 3—Forfeiture or release of seized goods                                       28

28.......... Consent to forfeiture of seized goods................................................ 28

29.......... Claim for release of seized goods...................................................... 28

30.......... Seized goods not claimed are forfeited.............................................. 28

31.......... Late claim for release of seized goods............................................... 29

32.......... Objector to be notified of claim......................................................... 29

33.......... Release of seized goods.................................................................... 29

34.......... Forfeiture or release of seized goods—by court following application for injunction              31

35.......... Goods released but not collected are forfeited................................... 32

36.......... Disposal of goods forfeited to the Commonwealth........................... 32

37.......... Power of Customs CEO to retain control of goods........................... 33

Division 4—Miscellaneous                                                                                        34

38.......... Failure to comply with undertaking etc............................................. 34

39.......... Insufficient security........................................................................... 34

40.......... Commonwealth not liable for loss etc. suffered because of seizure... 35

41.......... Determinations about owners of goods............................................. 35

42.......... Notice to Customs CEO of imports by official users........................ 35

43.......... Modification in relation to Norfolk Island etc................................... 35

Part 5—Remedies                                                                                                                  36

44.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 36

45.......... Injunctions........................................................................................ 36

46.......... Interim injunctions............................................................................ 37

47.......... Corrective advertisements................................................................. 38

48.......... Damages or accounts of profits......................................................... 38

49.......... Consent for authorised persons to pursue remedies.......................... 39

50.......... Remedies under this Part are additional............................................. 40

Part 6—Groundless threats                                                                                             41

51.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 41

52.......... Groundless threats of legal proceedings............................................ 41

Part 7—Miscellaneous                                                                                                        44

53.......... Simplified outline of this Part............................................................ 44

54.......... Copyright, design and trade mark rights not affected........................ 44

55.......... Concurrent operation of State and Territory laws.............................. 44

56.......... Constitutional safety net—acquisition of property............................ 45

57.......... Implied freedom of political communication..................................... 46

58.......... Rules................................................................................................. 46

Schedule 1—Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015              47

1............ AFC Asian Cup 2015 is a major sporting event............................... 47

2............ Authorising body for AFC Asian Cup 2015.................................... 47

3............ Event bodies for AFC Asian Cup 2015............................................ 47

4............ Protected indicia for AFC Asian Cup 2015...................................... 47

5............ When protected indicia and images relate to an event body for the AFC Asian Cup 2015       50

6............ Protection period for AFC Asian Cup 2015..................................... 50

Schedule 2—Cricket World Cup 2015                                                   51

1............ Cricket World Cup 2015 is a major sporting event........................... 51

2............ Authorising body for Cricket World Cup 2015................................ 51

3............ Event bodies for Cricket World Cup 2015........................................ 51

4............ Protected indicia for Cricket World Cup 2015.................................. 51

5............ When protected indicia and images relate to an event body for the Cricket World Cup 2015   54

6............ Protection period for Cricket World Cup 2015................................. 54

Schedule 3—Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games       55

1............ Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is a major sporting event. 55

2............ Authorising body for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games...... 55

3............ Event bodies for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.............. 55

4............ Protected indicia for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games........ 55

5............ When protected indicia relate to an event body for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games            57

6............ When protected images relate to an event body for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games           57

7............ Protection period for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games....... 58

8............ Avoiding inconsistency between this Act and the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld)              58

9............ Applying register provisions of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld)   58

10.......... Limitation for actions for damages or account of profits................... 58

 



A Bill for an Act to provide for the regulation of the use for commercial purposes of indicia and images associated with certain major sporting events, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:



Schedule 1 Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015

Note:       See section 9.

   

   

1   AFC Asian Cup 2015 is a major sporting event

             (1)  The event known as the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup 2015 is a major sporting event covered by this Schedule.

             (2)  In this Schedule:

AFC Asian Cup 2015 means the event mentioned in subclause (1).

2   Authorising body for AFC Asian Cup 2015

                   The body known as the Asian Football Confederation is the authorising body for the AFC Asian Cup 2015.

3   Event bodies for AFC Asian Cup 2015

                   The following are event bodies for the AFC Asian Cup 2015:

                     (a)  the authorising body;

                     (b)  Local Organising Committee AFC Asian Cup 2015 Australia (ACN 15 777 1330);

                     (c)  the body known as Football Federation Australia.

4   Protected indicia for AFC Asian Cup 2015

             (1)  The following are protected indicia for the AFC Asian Cup 2015:

                     (a)  any of the following:

                              (i)  AC2015;

                             (ii)  AFC Asian Cup ;

                            (iii)  AFC Asian Cup 2015 Qualifiers ;

                            (iv)  AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 ;

                             (v)  AFC Asian Football Confederation ;

                            (vi)  Asian Cup;

                           (vii)  Asian Cup 2015 ;

                          (viii)  Asian Cup Australia 2015 ;

                            (ix)  Local Organising Committee AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015 ;

                     (b)  any combination of a Table A expression (see subclause (2)) with a Table B expression (see subclause (3));

                     (c)  any expression, or any combination of one or more expressions, that is prescribed by the rules.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the Table A expressions for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 are set out in the following table:

 

Table A expressions

Item

Expressions

1

AC2015

2

AFC Asian Cup

3

AFC Asian Cup Australia

4

Asian Cup

5

Asian Football Confederation

6

Asian Football Cup

7

Asian Soccer Cup

 

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the Table B expressions for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 are set out in the following table:

 

Table B expressions

Item

Expressions

1

2015

2

agent

3

broadcaster

4

caterer

5

champions

6

championship

7

city

8

commercial

9

country

10

event

11

Fanzone

12

finalists

13

football

14

goal scorer

15

hospitality

16

host

17

hotel

18

licensed

19

licensee

20

local

21

merchandise

22

most valuable player

23

MVP

24

official

25

partner

26

product

27

qualifier

28

retail

29

shop

30

soccer

31

sponsor

32

store

33

supplier

34

supporter

35

Team of the Tournament

36

ticketing

37

training site

38

travel

39

trophy

40

venue

 

5   When protected indicia and images relate to an event body for the AFC Asian Cup 2015

             (1)  Protected indicia and images for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 relate to the authorising body, except as prescribed by the rules.

             (2)  Protected indicia or images relate to any other event body for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 as prescribed by the rules.

6   Protection period for AFC Asian Cup 2015

                   The protection period for the AFC Asian Cup 2015 is the period:

                     (a)  starting at the commencement of this clause; and

                     (b)  ending on:

                              (i)  30 June 2015; or

                             (ii)  an earlier day prescribed by the rules.

Schedule 2 Cricket World Cup 2015

Note:       See section 9.

   

   

1   Cricket World Cup 2015 is a major sporting event

                   The event known as the Cricket World Cup 2015 is a major sporting event covered by this Schedule.

2   Authorising body for Cricket World Cup 2015

                   ICC Development (International) Ltd (ABN 45 840 543 432) is the authorising body for the Cricket World Cup 2015.

3   Event bodies for Cricket World Cup 2015

                   The following are event bodies for the Cricket World Cup 2015:

                     (a)  the authorising body;

                     (b)  the body known as the International Cricket Council;

                     (c)  Cricket World Cup 2015 Ltd (ACN 16 267 2675);

                     (d)  the body known as Cricket Australia.

4   Protected indicia for Cricket World Cup 2015

             (1)  The following are protected indicia for the Cricket World Cup 2015:

                     (a)  any of the following:

                              (i)  Cricket World Champions;

                             (ii)  Cricket World Cup;

                            (iii)  Cricket World Cup 2015;

                            (iv)  Cricket World Cup Champions;

                             (v)  Cricket World Tournament;

                            (vi)  Cricket World Tournament Sponsor;

                           (vii)  Cricket World Trophy;

                          (viii)  CWC;

                            (ix)  CWC2015;

                             (x)  ICC Cricket World Cup;

                            (xi)  International Cricket Council;

                     (b)  any combination of a Table A expression (see subclause (2)) with a Table B expression (see subclause (3));

                     (c)  any expression, or any combination of one or more expressions, that is prescribed by the rules.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the Table A expressions for the Cricket World Cup 2015 are set out in the following table:

 

Table A expressions

Item

Expressions

1

Cricket World Cup

2

CWC

3

ICC

4

ICC Cricket World Cup

5

ICC Cricket World Cup event

6

ICC World Cup

7

International Cricket Council

8

World Cup Cricket

 

             (3)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the Table B expressions for the Cricket World Cup 2015 are set out in the following table:

 

Table B expressions

Item

Expressions

1

2015

2

agent

3

broadcast

4

broadcaster

5

caterer

6

champion

7

city

8

commercial

9

Fanzone

10

finalist

11

finalists

12

hospitality

13

host

14

licensed

15

licensee

16

merchandise

17

merchandiser

18

nation

19

official

20

partner

21

product

22

qualifier

23

retail

24

sponsor

25

store

26

supplier

27

ticket

28

ticketing

29

travel

30

trophy

31

venue

 

5   When protected indicia and images relate to an event body for the Cricket World Cup 2015

             (1)  Protected indicia and images for the Cricket World Cup 2015 relate to the authorising body, except as prescribed by the rules.

             (2)  Protected indicia or images relate to any other event body for the Cricket World Cup 2015 as prescribed by the rules.

6   Protection period for Cricket World Cup 2015

                   The protection period for the Cricket World Cup 2015 is the period:

                     (a)  starting at the commencement of this clause; and

                     (b)  ending on:

                              (i)  31 March 2016; or

                             (ii)  an earlier day prescribed by the rules.

Schedule 3 Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

Note:       See section 9.

   

   

1   Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is a major sporting event

                   The event known as the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is a major sporting event covered by this Schedule.

2   Authorising body for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

                   The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (ABN 47 959 083 668) is the authorising body for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

3   Event bodies for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

                   The following are event bodies for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games:

                     (a)  the authorising body;

                     (b)  the body known as the Commonwealth Games Federation;

                     (c)  the Australian Commonwealth Games Association (ABN 55 165 736 898).

4   Protected indicia for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

             (1)  The following are protected indicia for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games:

                     (a)  any of the following:

                              (i)  Australian Commonwealth Games;

                             (ii)  Australian Commonwealth Games Association;

                            (iii)  Coast 2018 Games;

                            (iv)  Commonwealth Games;

                             (v)  Commonwealth Games Federation;

                            (vi)  GC18;

                           (vii)  GC2018;

                          (viii)  Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games;

                            (ix)  Gold Coast 2018 Games;

                             (x)  Gold Coast Commonwealth Games;

                            (xi)  GOLDOC;

                           (xii)  Queen’s Baton Relay;

                     (b)  any combination of an expression set out in an item in List A of the table in subclause (2) with an expression set out in that item in List B;

                     (c)  any expression, or any combination of one or more expressions, that is prescribed by the rules.

             (2)  For the purposes of paragraph (1)(b), the table is as follows:

 

Combinations of expressions

Item

List A

List B

1

21st

2018

Comm Games

Commonwealth Games

2

Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games athlete

Bronze

Gold

Silver

3

Australian Commonwealth Games team

GC2018

Gold Coast

Gold Coast 2018

4

Australian Commonwealth Games team

Commonwealth Games

Celebrating 2018

Coast Games

Delivering 2018

Embracing 2018

Gold Coast 2018 Arts and Community Festival Program

Gold Coast 2018 Cultural Program

Gold Coast Games

partner

provider

sponsor

supplier

venue

 

5   When protected indicia relate to an event body for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

             (1)  All protected indicia for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games relate to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, except as provided by or under subclause (2), (3) or (4).

             (2)  The indicium “Australian Commonwealth Games Association” relates to the body known as the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

             (3)  The indicium “Commonwealth Games Federation” relates to the body known as the Commonwealth Games Federation.

             (4)  An indicium prescribed by the rules under paragraph 4(1)(c) of this Schedule relates to an event body for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games as prescribed by the rules.

6   When protected images relate to an event body for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

             (1)  All protected images for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games relate to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation, except as provided by subclause (2) or (3).

             (2)  An ACGA image (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld)) relates to the body known as the Australian Commonwealth Games Association.

             (3)  A CGF image (within the meaning of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld)) relates to the body known as the Commonwealth Games Federation.

7   Protection period for Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games

                   The protection period for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games is the period:

                     (a)  starting at the commencement of this clause; and

                     (b)  ending on:

                              (i)  31 December 2018; or

                             (ii)  an earlier day prescribed by the rules.

8   Avoiding inconsistency between this Act and the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld)

                   For paragraph 16(5)(a) of this Act, sections 51 to 56 of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld) are specified in relation to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

9   Applying register provisions of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld)

                   For paragraph 19(1)(a) of this Act, section 57 (Register of authorities) of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld) is specified in relation to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Note:          The effect of this clause is that the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation is not required to keep a separate register under section 18 of this Act.

10   Limitation for actions for damages or account of profits

                   For paragraph 48(6)(a) of this Act, sections 62 (Damages) and 63 (Account of profits) of the Commonwealth Games Arrangements Act 2011 (Qld) are specified in relation to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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