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Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names 15th ed isbn 9781847037701

Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names 14th ed

ISBN13: 9780421860803
ISBN: 0421860804
New Edition ISBN: 9781847037701
Previous Edition ISBN: 0421456108
Published: September 2005
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print

Kerly is the definitive practitioner text on the law of trade marks and trade names. It provides practitioners with a comprehensive analysis of trade mark law, through a mix of commentary, case law and legislation.

Described as one of the classic textbooks of English law, the 14th Edition puts the English law into its European context, discussing relevant European case law and legislation.

  • New edition of the most respected work in this field
  • Gives a truly European perspective as well as a detailed guide to UK trade mark law
  • Explains in detail the implications of the latest cases, including Arsenal v. Reed, Gerolsteiner v. Putsch and Reed Executive plc v. Reed Business Information Ltd
  • Examines recent legislation such as the Trade Marks (Amendments) Rules 2004
  • Provides a detailed guide to Community trade mark law and practice, including the effect of the 2004 EU expansion

Intellectual Property Law
Introduction.; The definition of a trade mark. ;The Register of trade marks and the trade marks Branch of the Patent Office. ;Classification of goods and services; marks formerly associated. ;National registration of trade marks.; Community Trade Mark procedure and international trade marks. ;Absolute grounds for refusal of registration.; Relative grounds for refusal of registration. ;Validity and removal of trade marks from the register. ;Geographical indications and appellations of origin. ;Collective and certification marks. ;Assignments, trade marks as property, co-ownership and licences. ;The definition of infringement. ;The action for passing off.; Limitations of enforcement and exploitation. ;Assessing the degree of resemblance or similarity between marks or get-up. ;Trade libel and threats.; Civil proceedings for trademark infringement and passing off. ;Criminal proceedings. ;Customs powers and procedures. ;The Internet. ;Miscellaneous. ;Appendices.