Mafrica had been using the name for his community TV show since 2002 and had trademarked the name with IP Australia under Class 41 which protects him from similarly-titled programmes Radio and TV Broadcasting.
Following on-going discussions with Network TEN over their naming of Couch Time, Mafrica has entered into a Confidential Agreement for authorised use.
Perth’s Mix 945 has stopped using the name “The Big Couch” and renamed their show Clairs , Shane and Kymba.
Mafrica said the battle was never one about money.
“This is an outcome that I never have expected given the pressure, stress and intimidation over the last 6 month. A Win is a Win,” he said.