A User's Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off

A User's Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off

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A User's Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off, 4th edition focuses on the current law relating to the protection of registered trademarks and certain related rights including registered trade marks, well-known trade marks, certification marks, collective marks, protested geographical origin indicators, international conventions, and Passing off. There is clear explanation of the underlying principles and concepts with a breakdown of procedural matters, thereby helping to tie the different areas together. Includes the following case law: Illustrative cases such as Lush, Scrabble, Starbucks, Glee Club and Jack Wills; Cadbury and what it means for registering colours as trade marks; How to tackle survey evidence after Interflora; Greek yoghurt continuing the Vodkat line of passing-off cases; Specsavers - Europe's view on the effect of using elements not included in a trade mark registration. Contents: 1. Introduction; 2. What is a trade mark? 3. Other kinds of mark; 4. Absolute grounds for refusal; 5. Relative grounds for refusal of registration; 6. Classification; 7. UK procedure for the registration of a trade mark; 8. Application procedure before the OHIM; 9. International conventions; 10. Representation; 11. Invalidity; 12. Revocation; 13. Ownership of and dealings with trade marks; 14. Infringement; 15. Defences, disclaimers and limitation; 16. Comparative and misleading advertising; 17. Remedies; 18. Groundless threats; 19. Criminal offences; 20. Passing off.16.08, 16.13, 16.17 TREAT see British Sugar plc v James Robertson aamp; Sons Ltd Trebor Bassett Ltd v Football ... 20.106 Uncle Mac see McCulloch v Lewis A May (Produce Distributors) Ltd Unilever plc v Gillette (UK) Ltd [1989] RPC 583, anbsp;...

Title:A User's Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off
Author:Nicholas Caddick, Ben Longstaff
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-06-18


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