Australia Post loses trademark fight to startup Sendle

AUSSIE parcel delivery start-up Sendle has slammed Australia Post for “wasting taxpayers’ money” in an attempt to stamp out competition after winning a two-year, David-and-Goliath trademark dispute with the government-owned letters business.

In May 2015 Australia Post took aim at Sendle, a door-to-door delivery provider that claims to offer rates 40 per cent cheaper than traditional post. The postal giant blocked the small company from registering its slogan, “Post without the office”, claiming it was “deceptively similar” to its own trademark.

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