European Trade Mark Law by Annette Kur

European Trade Mark Law

byAnnette Kur, Martin Senftleben

Hardcover | April 1, 2017

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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), whichprovides 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 considershow 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.

About The Author

Annette Kur has been a Research Fellow in Intellectual Property and Competition Law at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law since 1980. She led the Commission-funded Trade Mark Study which has recently delivered to the European Commission its findings and proposals on the future of the European Trade M...

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Title:European Trade Mark LawFormat:HardcoverDimensions:704 pagesPublished:April 1, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199680442

ISBN - 13:9780199680443

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction1. Background2. International Law3. European Harmonisation4. Institutional and judicial frameworkPart II: Substantive trade mark law1. How a sign becomes a trade mark2. Rights conferred3. Limitations and defenses4. Trade marks as objects of property5. Collective marks and certification marks (Article 66-74 CTMR; Article 15 TMD)Part III: Procedural Aspects: Registration, maintenance and invalidation of trade marks1. CTMs2. National trade marks3. Interaction between national and Community level4. International RegistrationPart IV: Protection of distinctive signs1. Geographical indications, Reg. 2006/1502. Other signs used in the course of tradePart V: Enforcement1. Measures under civil law2. Measures under civil law3. Administrative Measures4. Criminal Sanctions