Does it matter if the judge laughs?
Practice on the use of parody as a defence against trade mark infringement varies around the world, from the importance of the effect of the parody to the role of commercial interests. Here is a guide to seven jurisdictions
1. The defence
Parody is a defence to trade mark infringement in Brazil. The Brazilian Industrial Property Law, section 132, IV establishes: "The owner of a mark may not prevent the mention of the mark in speeches, scientific or literary works...
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