Blackstone's Guide to the Trade Marks Act 1994

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Blackstone Press, 1994 - Trademarks - 411 pages
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The last major revision of United Kingdom Trade Marks law occurred in 1938. This book introduces the changes brought about by the Trade Marks Act 1994 and includes a register of trade marks, with a relaxed test of registrability. It provides information about protection through registrationfor shapes, packaging, sounds and smells, multi-class applications, improved rights and remedies for the trade mark owner against infringement and counterfeiting, deregulation of assignment and licensing and procedure for the international registration of marks. The book gives a detailed commentaryon the law, suggests where the old law may still be relevant in interpretation and predicts future developments, in particular relating to the law of passing off and unfair competition. In this book the new law is placed in the context of the UK's international obligations to protect intellectual property under the Paris convention and Madrid Protocol.

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Unregistered and wellknown marks
Procedure for obtaining registration
what can be a trade mark?

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About the author (1994)

Professor Ruth Annand is an Associate with Humphreys and Co., Solicitors, Bristol and co-chair of the International Trademark Associations Sub-Committee on the Community Trade Mark. Helen Norman is a barrister and a Consultant in European and Intellectual Property Law to Townsends, Solicitors,Swindon. They are co-authors of Blackstones Guide to the Community Trade Mark.

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