Online ugg boot seller Marksun Australia has been fined $430,000 for engaging in false and misleading conduct, which includes its unauthorised use of the Australian Made logo.
The company falsely claimed its ugg boots were made in Australia, when they’re actually manufactured in China.
The Federal Court imposed the fine, which included $100,000 for misuse of the Australian Made logo, after the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) began action against Marksun Australia.
The Australian Made, Australian Grown Campaign has applauded the penalties imposed on Marksun, with Chief Executive Ian Harrison saying the decision by the Federal Court is a win for shoppers and more than 1700 businesses that are registered to use to logo.
“The Australian Made logo is in fact a certification trademark which means businesses must follow strict rules when using it,” Harrison said.
“More importantly, shoppers have the right to know where the products they buy come from. Marksun showed complete disregard for both these points and as a result must face the consequences of the law,” he added.