Trade Marks: Law and Practice Fifth edition
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Why should you buy Trade Marks: Law and Practice Fifth edition
Trade Marks: Law and Practice is a concise account of UK trade marks law within the European and international context. It is essential reading for intellectual property lawyers in private practice or in-house, commercial lawyers, policy makers in government, trade mark agents and attorneys, trainees, academics and students. Non-specialist lawyers will also appreciate the accessible treatment of this complex area of law.
Written by Alison Firth and expert co-authors, the new edition of this practical guide will include the following key updates:
- Changes to legislation, rules and regulations at the national and EU levels pursuant to the revision and recasting of the EU Trade Mark Directive in 2015 and its implementation
- Recent European and national case law including Cartier, Skykick and KitKat
- The changing role of the UK in the global trade mark system following its exit from the EU
- Changes to practice in the UK IPO and EU IPO concerning the registration of trade mark, including the impact of the removal of the requirement that the representation of a trade mark must be graphical
Since the last edition of Trade Marks: Law and Practice was published in 2016, the UK has invoked Art 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to withdraw from the Union. This was consequent upon a referendum of UK citizens in June 2016 and took place on ‘exit day’, 31 January 2020 at 23.00 UK time. From then until the end of 2020, the UK and EU have enjoyed a transitional year during which the status quo was maintained while further negotiations attempted to secure a long-term agreed relationship. Read the full preface...
Read an excerpt from Chapter 17 Brexit and Covid-19 here.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 The Commercial Functions of a Trade Mark
Chapter 2 The Mark Itself
Chapter 3 Legal Modes of Protection
Chapter 4 Limits to Trade Mark Protection
Chapter 5 Registration
Chapter 6 Using the Mark
Chapter 7 Pursuing Infringements
Chapter 8 Defending Infringement Proceedings
Chapter 9 Cancellation of UK Registrations
Chapter 10 Licensing Others to Use the Mark
Chapter 11 Assignment of Marks
Chapter 12 Special Category Marks
Chapter 13 Trade Marks and European Union Law
Chapter 14 The European Union Trade Mark
Chapter 15 Trade Mark Systems Worldwide: International Co-operation and Harmonisation
Chapter 16 International Registration: the Madrid Agreement and Protocol
Chapter 17 Brexit and Covid-19