Trade Mark Registrations in Bad Faith

Hardcover | December 11, 2010

byAlexander Tsoutsanis

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With the ever-increasing importance to both manufacturers and consumers of brand advertising and brand awareness, the commercial significance of trade marks continues to grow. Trade mark abuse, including counterfeiting branded products and the wrongful registration of a trade mark belonging toa person or company by another party (a bad faith registration), is a well-known problem in intellectual property law. This book provides practical guidance on protecting trade marks against trade mark grabbing in general and abusive bad faith trade mark registrations in particular. It examines thecase law, literature and recent EU developments (including issues relating to the enlargement of the EU) on trade mark registrations in bad faith from both an international and national perspective, and offers a comparative analysis of the relevant rules and regulations in all EU MemberStates.

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With the ever-increasing importance to both manufacturers and consumers of brand advertising and brand awareness, the commercial significance of trade marks continues to grow. Trade mark abuse, including counterfeiting branded products and the wrongful registration of a trade mark belonging toa person or company by another party (a bad...

Alexander Tsoutsanis is an attorney at law with DLA Piper. His practice focuses on Intellectual Property, Technology and Life Sciences. He combines his practice with a part time appointment as an Assistant Professor ('Universitair Docent') in Intellectual Property Law at Leiden Law School in The Netherlands. In Spring 2009 Alexander t...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pagesPublished:December 11, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199551472

ISBN - 13:9780199551477

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introduction1. General Introduction: Trade Marks and Bad Faith2. Bad Faith in Other Areas of Intellectual Property Law3. Back to Trade Marks: the System of Trade Mark Obtainment and Protection4. SummaryPart II: Europe: Harmonization and Unification5. History of Origin6. The Trade Mark Directive7. The Community Trade Mark Regulation8. SummaryPart III: Tour Communautaire: Implementation and Interpretation9. Benelux10. Germany11. France12. Italy13. The United Kingdom14. Ireland15. Denmark16. Greece17. Portugal18. Spain19. Austria20. Finland21. Sweden22. The New Member States23. EvaluationPart IV: Bad Faith Deciphered24. Towards a Uniform Definition of Bad Faith25. SummaryBibliography