Concise European Trade Mark and Design Law
Charles Gielen, Verena von Bomhard
Kluwer Law International, 2011 - Law - 598 pages
The expansion of the European Union from 15 Member States in 1996 to currently 27 has triggered further discussion of pan-European trademark protection, its requirements and limitations. Concise European Trademark and Design Law aims to offer the reader a rapid understanding of the provisions of trademark and design law in force in Europe and features.
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