• The Concept of Trade Mark Series. Origin and Implication for the scope of protection

Publisher:
Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication date:
2012-09-21
Authors:

(Ruchika Sidhwani,a law graduate from ILS Law College,Pune, holds a Masters of Law in European Intellectual Property Law from Stockholm University. Her area of specialization is intellectual property law, primarily trademarks. Her knowledge and skill in intellectual property has been enhanced by working with two leading law firms in Mumbai and Pune.)
ISBN:
9783659235337

Description:

The book is a perfect guide to an insight to series of marks and methods of protecting them. The book discusses the concept of trade mark series, the origin and implication for the scope of protection in United Kingdom, India, United States and European Union. While the case laws of the other relevant countries clearly state and define the scope of protection, the BRIDGE/BAINBRIDGE decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union has led to mixed reactions. The concept is seen to be clear in some countries like Poland, Italy and United Kingdom while the German Courts are unsure of the implications on its national law. After analyzing the cases, discussions and strategies adopted by companies, the book concludes with some measures to secure the legal recognition of the registration of a series of marks.

MATERIAS: trademark, ASSOCIATED MARKS, FAMILY MARKS, DEFENSIVE MARKS, LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION, SCOPE OF PROTECTION, bainbridge series marks