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Trade Marks, Trade Names and Unfair Competition

Trade Marks, Trade Names and Unfair Competition
World Law and Practice
Number of volumes: 3
Practice Area:  Intellectual Property
ISBN:  9780752002750
Subscription Information: 3 releases a year, Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Looseleaf
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Trade Marks, Trade Names and Unfair Competition is a comprehensive reference on the law and practice of trade mark applications, registration and enforcement in over 200 jurisdictions worldwide. From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, this three-volume work methodically covers each jurisdiction to address the local law in a systematic manner, providing you with the information you need.

Over 30 aspects of trade mark law and practice are covered for each and every country covering: the types of marks that are protectable, the basis for making an application and key documents, cancellations, renewals, licensing, enforcement, assignment, fees, and much more.

This work is updated by contributors across the world three times a year to ensure that the information you have is accurate and current. It is available as an eBook on ProView and can also be purchased as a CD-ROM.
  • Covers over 200 jurisdictions across three volumes
  • Shows over 30 key aspects of trade mark law and practice for each country
  • Methodically addresses each country in an identical format, ensuring all the key issues are dealt with in a consistent and accessible manner
  • Contains updated legal information and essential practical advice
  • Clarifies legislation with descriptions of the procedure for trade mark registration and protection, and how to approach a challenge infringement and how to seek redress
  • Includes sections on trade names and unfair competition as well as certification and collective marks
  • Guidance on domain names 
  • Also available as a CD-ROM with additional search facilities

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  • Rights in registered and unregistered marks
  • Types of marks protectable and definition
  • Basis of application of registration
  • Preparing the application
  • Documents required for filing the application
  • Examination for registration
  • Priority applications
  • Opposition
  • Cancellations
  • Terms of registration
  • Renewal requirements and procedure
  • Maintenance requirements
  • Assignments
  • Mergers
  • Change of name
  • Security interests
  • Licensing
  • Comparative advertising
  • Collective marks and certification marks
  • Enforcement of rights
  • Trade names
  • Unfair competition
  • Domain names
  • Fees
  • Stages
  • Precedents


General Editors
Spyros Maniatis
Director, British Institute of International and Comparative Law

Cristina Garrigues
Sage UK


3 updating releases published per annum. All Calendar Year and Any Time Start (ATS) subscriptions are subject to a continuous subscription agreement. This means that your subscriptions will automatically renew in future years, unless you tell us otherwise.

Before each renewal period we will send you an annual subscription statement to enable you to review your subscriptions. You must tell us about any changes within 30 days of the subscription statement date after which you will be invoiced and your subscription(s) will continue for a further year.


“…an excellent and useful guide...this is an extremely valuable and useful reference work...” (The Trademark Reporter)

“...is to be heartily welcomed by intellectual property practitioners, portfolio managers and administrators...provides quickly accessible, efficiently organised and well-focused data as no other competitor does.” (Trademark World)

“...the quality, depth and ease of use of this new work place it firmly ahead of the competition...it will become the leading and most used work of reference in the years to come.” (European Intellectual Property Review)

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