It clearly and concisely explains the basic legal principles and practical procedures surrounding the registration and enforcement of Trade Marks in Ireland and at the OHIM.
Legislation includes: The Irish Trade Mark Act, 1996 and 1996 Rules. The Patents (Amendment) Act, 2006. The Community Trade Mark Regulation 207/2009. The Madrid Agreement and Protocol systems. The Paris Convention. Relevant case-law and leading cases.
Contents includes: Introduction; Trade Marks and Pre-filing issues; The Irish Trade Mark Application; The CTM Application; The International Trade Mark Application; Grounds for refusal of a Trade Mark - absolute and relative; Opposition procedure in Ireland and at the OHIM; Registration of a Mark and the register; Infringement of a Trade Mark, enforcement issues and remedies; Passing Off and remedies; Defences and groundless threats; Certification and Collective Trade Marks; How to remove a Mark from the Register; Revocation at the IPO and the OHIM; Invalidity at the IPO and the OHIM; Surrender/withdrawal at the IPO and the OHIM; The Controller; Renewal of registrations; Ownership and recordal issues - Assignments, Licences, Security Interests, Mergers, Changes of ownership details, testamentary dispositions; Exhaustion of Trade Mark rights and parallel imports; Anti-Counterfeiting and customs; Comparative advertising; Protected Geographical indicators; Quick over view of Trade Mark law in the main markets - UK, Main European countries, USA, Australia, Middle East, India, Japan, Middle East; How to qualify as a Trade Mark Agent.
Number Of Pages: 565
Published: 1st December 2010
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 3.4
Weight (kg): 0.828