A User's Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off, fourth edition focuses on the current law relating to the protection of registered trademarks and certain related rights. This includes 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.
Previous print edition ISBN: 9781845921569
Nicholas Caddick QC and Ben Longstaff, both of Hogarth Chambers, are set with a strong reputation in the field of intellectual property law.
Contents Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 What is a trade mark? Chapter 3 Other kinds of mark - collective and certification marks, and protected descriptions Chapter 4 Absolute grounds for refusal Chapter 5 Relative grounds for refusal of registration; trade mark functions; honest concurrent use Chapter 6 Classification Chapter 7 UK Procedure for the registration of a trade mark Chapter 8 Application procedure before the OHIM Chapter 9 International conventions - the Madrid System Chapter 10 Representation Chapter 11 Invalidity Chapter 12 Revocation Chapter 13 Ownership of and dealings with trade marks Chapter 14 Infringement and parties to infringement actions Chapter 15 Defences, disclaimers and limitation Chapter 16 Comparative and misleading advertising, and malicious falsehood Chapter 17 Remedies Chapter 18 Groundless threats Chapter 19 Criminal offences Chapter 20 Passing off Chapter 21 Olympic symbols