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Tuesday, 28 October 2014/Categories: News

Tourism Victoria would like to notify operators about a letter and invoice that is currently circulating in Victoria.

It has come to our attention that some Victorian tourism operators are receiving a letter from victourism.com.au, together with an invoice asking for payment of a 12 month listing on a Vic Tourism site.

victourism.com.au and Vic Tourism are not related in any way to Tourism Victoria.

The letter from Vic Tourism is not from Tourism Victoria nor does Tourism Victoria ever send Tax Invoices for visitvictoria.com listings by mail.

This will be the third time this issue has come to our attention, the previous times were in Feb 2014 and Feb 2013.

We received legal advice in Feb 2013 which informed us Vic Tourism is treading a fine line but is not technically breaking any trademark laws, so no legal action could be taken to stop the invoices being sent. As this is the third time we've seen the invoices being distributed I'm going to speak to the lawyers again to review if any we can do anything to stop these invoices.

If you have any questions please contact me.

Thanks

James Callander
Online Product Manager


Level 32, 121 Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
T: +61 3 9653 9724 | F: +61 3 9653 9755 | M: 0402 645 202 | www.tourism.vic.gov.au

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