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The public interest in European trade mark law

Fhima, I; (2017) The public interest in European trade mark law. Intellectual Property Quarterly , 2017 (4) pp. 311-329. Green open access

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Abstract

Reviews EU case law illustrating the various ways that account has been taken of "public interest" considerations in determining the registrability, validity or infringement of trade marks, including rulings on: descriptive marks; the registration of shapes, colours and functional marks; distinctiveness; the scope of the protection enjoyed by trade mark owners; and the defences to infringement under Directive 2008/95 art.6(1).

Type: Article
Title: The public interest in European trade mark law
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: http://www.sweetandmaxwell.co.uk/Catalogue/Product...
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Colour; Defences; Descriptive marks; Distinctiveness; EU law; Functional effect; Infringement; Public interest; Registrability; Shape marks; Trade marks; Validity
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of Laws
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1570578
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