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Tim the Yowie Man, now there's a character.
Would love to go on one of those tours. Power to you man. I do hope you'll create a thread about the experience? Be a very interesting read I'm
sure. Or feel free to add it here.
Yes should be great, but unfortunately I cannot go until his August 2010 tour.
Tim had a big run in with Cadbury Chocolates over Yowie name
Sweet Victory for Tim the Yowie Man
Tuesday December 14th 2004.
Today, the verdict in one of Australia’s most high profile trademark battles was handed down by the Australian Trademarks Tribunal.
The decision resolves a three-year David and Goliath struggle which pitted Australian cryptozoologist, Tim the Yowie Man, up against multi-national
corporate behemoth, Cadbury Schweppes.
In her comprehensive written decision, Trade Marks Hearings Senior Examiner, Rachel Dunn, found in Tim the Yowie Man’s favour, ruling that
Cadbury’s opposition failed “in its entirety.”
Cadbury’s main opposition to Tim’s trademark of ‘Tim the Yowie Man’ was that it was deceptively similar to their ‘yowie’ range of
Ms Dunn categorically dismissed Cadbury’s claims that children would become confused between their chocolate products and Tim the Yowie Man,
adjudicating, “children are more sophisticated consumers than the opponent [Cadbury Schweppes] gives them credit for.”
“This isn’t just a win for Tim the Yowie Man, this is also a win for common sense and for the thousands of people around Australia (and the world)
who have offered their support through what has been an emotionally and financially draining time,” said the mystery investigator.
Cadbury Schweppes have one month to decide whether to appeal the decision. However, Tim suggests, “only a very foolish party would appeal such a
"It would be in everyone’s best interest for Cadbury Schweppes to return to making chocolate instead of instigating ridiculous time wasting legal
battles,” said a jubilant Tim the Yowie Man.
Names 91 in top 100 Aussies ever
Cryptonaturalist named in top 100 blokes ever
Sydney, October 7, 2005
Crack cryptonaturalist, Tim the Yowie Man has been named in the Top 100 Blokes Ever.
The distinguished list, published in the November 2005 edition of men’s lifestyle magazine, Ralph, to celebrate its 100th edition, names ‘the most
outstanding men Australia and New Zealand have produced’.
“It’s a real honour to be recognized in this way - just look at the others who made the list – it’s a real who’s who of Aussie legends,”
says a chuffed Tim the Yowie Man who was named at the lofty heights of #91.
There’s certainly no doubt that Tim is in esteemed company – others to make the top 100 include war hero Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop, explorer
extraordinaire, Sir Douglas Mawson, entertainers Graham Kennedy and Jack Thompson, and sportsmen David Boon and Mark Ella.
Although Tim the Yowie Man predominantly made the exclusive list due to his David and Goliath legal victory against confectionary giant Cadbury, over
use of the word ‘Yowie,’ his other antics including a lifelong dedication to tracking Australia’s mysterious phenomena, breaking into the US
survivor campsite in outback Queensland in year 2000, and successfully attempting to break the drought by shaking his rainstick in June this year,
certainly did him no harm.
“Being named in this list even beats the day I spotted the Hawaiian lava tube mutant pig monster for the first time,” exclaims the elated
real-life super sleuth - the only cryptonaturalist to make the list