Own name defence narrowed in Europe
The recently introduced EU trade mark reforms limit the scope of the own name defence. James Whymark and Rachel Boakes explain why the change was introduced, and ask if it is really necessary
In December 2015, the European Parliament marked the end of its two-year trade mark review process by publishing the new EU Trade Mark Regulation and Trade Mark Directive. The new Regulation and Directive are set to make significant changes to...
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