Australian burger chain settles dispute with Crocodile Dundee actor

From Reuters - February 7, 2018

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian burger chain Grilld has paid A$20,000 ($15,640) to actor Paul Hogan and a charity to settle a dispute over the use of one the Crocodile Dundee actors most famous lines, his lawyer said on Thursday.

Hogan filed a lawsuit against the restaurant group in the Federal Court in December, accusing Grilld of misleading or deceptive conduct by associating themselves with the Hogan brand without consent.

Grilld had used a variation of the line Thats not a knife...thats a knife from the 1986 movie Crocodile Dundee on the paper sleeves covering its knives.

Hogan both co-wrote and starred in Crocodile Dundee, the tale of an Australian bushman at home in the outback who finds himself a fish out of water in New York.

The movie was a commercial and critical hit, garnering the Australian actor a Golden Globe Award for best actor and an Academy Award nomination for best screenplay.

Hogans lawyer, Andrew Richardson, told Reuters that Grilld had agreed to withdraw the controversial sleeves at all their outlets, pay Hogan A$10,000 for his legal costs, and donate another A$10,000 to the charity Cure Cancer Australia.


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