‘Post without the office’: Sendle wins trademark dispute with Australia Post
Andrei Mincov's commentary on the original article
Like it or not—and I'm certainly not a fan of government monopolies on anything—it's not the first nor the last time trademarks are being used to prevent a competitor from growing. That's what trademarks are for. However, when you're running a government monopoly that is trying to shut down a popular competitor who's offering a superior service claiming that they cannot use the word "Post," you have to be prepared to look silly when you make your argument in front of a judge. Which usually creates an interesting dynamic in court.