A Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland

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Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Jul 31, 2011 - Law - 565 pages
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Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland covers the law and practice of trade mark law in Ireland and under OHIM and WIPO, enabling readers to understand the basic legal principles and practical procedure surrounding the application, registration and enforcement of trade marks in these jurisdictions.

Written in a simple and comprehensible manner this is an indispensable users' guide to trade mark law and practice in the Irish jurisdiction. Steering clear of confusing legal jargon, it explains the main trade mark principles clearly and concisely so that non-lawyers and lawyers alike will find the text accessible and highly practical.

Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland gives in-depth coverage of
the law and practice of trade marks in Ireland as they relate to the following:
· The Trade Mark Act 1996 and 1996 rules, as amended
· The Community Trade Mark Regulation 207/2009 and implementing rules
· The Madrid Agreement and Protocol systems.

The guide also gives coverage to the main cases and authorities used in practice.

This book is designed and written for the lay individual who has a strong business interest and for those who wish to file their own trade mark applications. It is an indispensable guide for lawyers, those working in the area of IP, candidates intending to sit the Irish Patent Office trade mark agent exam, sole traders and entrepreneurs.

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About the author (2011)

Helen Johnson qualified as a Barrister in 2000 and as a European Trade Mark and Design Attorney and Registered Irish Trade Mark Agent in 2008. Having worked for an IP firm in Dublin where she advised clients on the prosecution of trade mark applications and contentious matters, she returned to practice at the Bar in 2010 where she now specialises in IP. She is the course tutor for the Law Society's Diploma in IP/IT, editor of the Irish Intellectual Property Law Journal and a member of the Board Of Appeal at Community Plant Variety Office.

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