Winnebago Industries (Australia) wishes to advise customers and partners that it has lodged an appeal against last month’s Federal Court ruling concerning the ongoing use of the Winnebago name in Australia.
This decision was not one that Winnebago (Australia) came to lightly. However, after assessing our legal options carefully, we have concluded there are strong grounds for an appeal.
As a family-owned, Australian manufacturing business employing more than 160 people, we rely heavily on the reputation, goodwill and loyalty we have built over more than three decades operating as Winnebago in this country.
We believe we have an obligation to use every avenue available to us to protect this good name and our legitimate commercial interests. We are encouraged by the support many of our customers have expressed since last month’s Court decision.
Our Winnebago customers should know that it is business as usual for us at this time. The legal proceedings ahead have no bearing on vehicles you may have purchased previously, or any warranty and after-sales arrangements you have.
And whatever the outcome of the appeal, our work designing and manufacturing quality motorhomes for Australian conditions will continue.
If you have any questions, please contact Max Mayo at Winnebago Industries (Australia) on 02 47358116, or your local Winnebago dealer.
Winnebago Industries (Australia)