After what it described as "extraordinary delay on the part of Winnebago" the Federal Court recently upheld U.S. recreational vehicle manufacturer Winnebago Industries Inc.'s (Winnebago) rights in its WINNEBAGO trade mark against local manufacturer Knott Investments Pty Ltd (Knott).   This case supports the view that given sufficient reputation, particularly in this age of internet communications, foreign companies not yet active in the Australian market may still be able to  prevent unauthorised use of their brands in Australia if misleading and deceptive conduct or passing off can be established.