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Where the trade mark portfolio for a global brand has been split between different proprietors in the EU, is it possible for the proprietor of a trade mark registration in one Member State to prevent the importation of branded goods into that state which were put on the market in another Member State by or with the consent of a different brand owner?

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Produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu
Published on LexisPSL on 13/11/2017

The following IP Q&A produced in partnership with Ashley Roughton of Ipchambers.eu provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Where the trade mark portfolio for a global brand has been split between different proprietors in the EU, is it possible for the proprietor of a trade mark registration in one Member State to prevent the importation of branded goods into that state which were put on the market in another Member State by or with the consent of a different brand owner?

In answering this Q&A, we have limited this answer to cover the assumed situation. We have not dealt with the position where one speaks of an EU wide proprietor and a non-EU state proprietor or where the proprietors are not economically linked.

Where the trade mark portfolio for a global brand has been split between different proprietors in the EU, it is not possible for the proprietor of a

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