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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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European Trade Mark Law: A Commentary

ISBN13: 9780199680443
Published: March 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £225.00

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European Trade Mark Law provides a coherent and authoritative commentary on both the substantive and procedural aspects of European trade mark law.

It presents an integrated picture of the two major trade mark law provisions at EU level: the Community Trade Mark Regulation (CMTR), which provides for the registration and protection of a Europe-wide mark; and the Trade Mark Directive (TMD), which aims to harmonise national trade mark laws.

The book's core focus is the Community texts and case law, and it offers a detailed analysis of the CMTD and TMD, as well as practical discussion of the procedure for registering, maintaining, and challenging a trade mark through the European Trade Mark Office and at the national level. It considers how national laws have been successfully harmonised by the TMD, and where they differ significantly from others in their implementation of the Directive.

Written by one of the leading trade mark lawyers in Europe, this is an invaluable reference for both academics and practitioners in this complex and rapidly developing area of law.

Intellectual Property Law
Part I: Introduction
1: Background
2: International Law
3: European Harmonisation
4: Institutional and judicial framework

Part II: Substantive trade mark law
1: How a sign becomes a trade mark
2: Rights conferred
3: Limitations and defenses
4: Trade marks as objects of property
5: Collective marks and certification marks (Article 66-74 CTMR; Article 15 TMD)

Part III: Procedural Aspects: Registration, maintenance & invalidation of trade marks
1: CTMs
2: National trade marks
3: Interaction between national and Community level
4: International Registration

Part IV: Protection of distinctive signs
1: Geographical indications, Reg.
2: Other signs used in the course of trade

Part V: Enforcement
1: Measures under civil law
2: Measures under civil law
3: Administrative Measures
4: Criminal Sanctions