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Trade Marks: Law and Practice Fourth edition

A concise account of UK trade marks law within the European and international context.
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781784731243

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Why should you buy Trade Marks: Law and Practice

Trade Marks: Law and Practice is a concise account of UK trade marks law within the European and international context. Written by Alison Firth and expert co-authors, this text deals with all the relevant domestic and international developments.

The text incorporates and analyses the ongoing amendments to the Trade Marks Act 2004, amendments to the Trade Marks Rules 2000 and the expansion of the system of international registration of trade marks under the Madrid Protocol and the International Trademark Treaty. The appendices include helpful consolidated versions of the Act and the Rules.

The new edition updates developments in case law and legislation from both UK and EU perspective and takes into account:

  • NICE class headings and classification of good - IP Translator case 
  • KitKat shape mark decisions 
  • Abrogation of graphical representation requirement 
  • The use of trade mark functions as a limiting device in infringement 
  • Autonomous concepts of trade mark law identified by the Court of Justice of the EU 
  • EU certification 
  • EU Reform Trade Mark Provisional Agreement relating to proposed changes to Community Trade Mark Regulation which include changes to CTM terminology 
  • IP and Company Commercial lawyers advising on trade marks

Table of contents

  • Author Biographies
  • Table of Cases
  • Table of Statutes
  • Table of Statutory Instruments
  • Table of European and International Materials
  • The Commercial Functions of a Trade Mark
  • The Mark Itself
  • Legal Modes of Protection
  • Limits to Trade Mark Protection
  • Registration
  • Using the Mark
  • Pursuing Infringements
  • Defending Infringement Proceedings
  • Cancellation of UK Registrations
  • Licensing Others to Use the Mark
  • Assignment of Marks
  • Special Category Marks
  • Trade Marks and European Union Law
  • The Community Trade Mark
  • Trade Mark Systems Worldwide: International Co-operation and Harmonisation
  • International Registration: the Madrid Agreement and Protocol
  • Appendices
    • Trade Marks Act 1994
    • Trade Marks Rules 2008
    • Council Directive (EC) No 2008/95
  • Index
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