Groupon launches in Australia as Stardeals

Groupon launches in Australia as Stardeals

Summary: Following a protracted trademark stoush with Aussie coupon website Scoopon, the Groupon website has launched under the name Stardeals today.

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In the midst of an ongoing trademark stoush with Aussie coupon website Scoopon, Groupon has launched in Australia under the name Stardeals today.

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Groupon has been at loggerheads with Scoopon since late last year, after Scoopon purchased the Groupon.com.au domain and registered Groupon Pty Limited as its business trademark.

Groupon's choice to trade under the name Stardeals was decided earlier this year.

"Unfortunately, it could take a over a year to resolve our lawsuit. In the meantime, rather than continue to wait, we plan to grow in Australia under a tentative name, currently Stardeals," Groupon said in its blog in January.

The Australian Domain Name Administrator (auDA) said in January that the matter was outside of its jurisdiction because Scoopon had registered both the "Groupon" business name in Australia as well as the local domain name.

Groupon uses a combination of emails and a shopping website to offer a "daily deal" on Australian goods, services and events. The Stardeals site will initially offer deals to residents of Sydney and Melbourne. According to the company, it delivers more than 650 daily deals worldwide in over 40 countries.

Topic: Legal

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  • I purchased a product from groupon/stardeals over a month ago and as yet it has not arrived, I hope your delivery gets better. No use trying to phone groupon, only put on hold by recorded message.
    gazman666
    • I also am very concerned, I also have tried to call but to no avail, I emailed and recieved yet another email to say that there was a hold up on the product I bought because there were 5000 orders of the same product, I will give them only a couple of days now before I demand a refund.
      barby1
    • Hi gasman 666 I am glad to see someone else has taken the time to post something up about the service, I don't know of anyone who has received anything, just one guy demanded his money back and got it, let's hope this is not a scam and that they follow through with delivery as soon as possible.

      Barby1
      barby1
  • I bought from Groupon, never received the product - what a rip-off. Tried emailing, got standard reply, tried calling to no avail - just get standard email reply 'client will definitely be shipping next week - wait 5 business days before contacting us again'. Well that's come and gone - still no , still no product. Demanded money back - nope, nothing. Buy elsewhere unless you like losing your money on this fake company.
    taken for a ride
  • I purchased an eyelash extension voucher for $29 on 14 May. I cannot find the voucher in my account so I cannot redeem it, I dont have any contact details of the salon. $29 has been debited from my visa account and I have proof I purchased it as I printed the email from Groupon. I am not happy!!!!
    madalain