The new edition of a well-established text, A Practical Guide to Trade Mark Law provides a comprehensive, digestible and approachable introduction to trade mark law, explaining the technicalities of the law in plain, accessible language.
While the focus of the book is primarily on UK law, it also deals with the acquisition and protection of EUTrade Marks, and procedure at OHIM, drawing comparisons between trade marks in the UK, and EU Trade Marks where appropriate.
The book remains highly practical throughout, comprising discussion on topics such as the absolute and relative tests for registrability, registration practice and procedure, revocation, assignment and licensing, as well as complete coverage of the law on infringement, passing off and remedies.
Amanda Michaels is a barrister based at Hogarth Chambers and an Appointed Person. Amanda is recognised by the leading independent legal directories as a leading barrister for IP and Media and Entertainment. Andrew Norris is a barrister based at Hogarth Chambers. Andrew's practice encompasses all aspects of intellectual property, as well as general commercial litigation.
1. The trade mark system and the functions of trade marks ; 2. Registrable marks ; 3. Relative grounds for refusal of registration ; 4. Practice and procedure in the trade marks registry and OHIM ; 5. Revocation and invalidity ; 6. Assignment and licensing of marks ; 7. Infringement of trade marks ; 8. Passing off ; 9. Remedies and procedure for infringement of trade mark and passing off