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Yowie Yippee

A number of TDG readers have been following the legal dispute between Australian cryptozoology researcher Tim “The Yowie Man” Bull, and confectionery maker Cadbury-Schweppes. The verdict came in yesterday, with the Australian Trademarks Tribunal ruling pretty much completely in favour of Tim.

A Trade Mark Oppositions hearing in Canberra rejected Cadbury’s attempts to block Mr Bull using the name Tim the Yowie Man.

Cadbury had challenged Mr Bull’s application in 2000 to trademark the name, arguing its customers could confuse Tim the Yowie Man with its Yowie variety of confectionary.

Further details about the case and verdict are available at and also at the website of cryptozoologist Loren Coleman.