Journal Article

Determining distinctiveness in infringement proceedings

Patricia Edwards

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 1, issue 9, pages 563-564
Published in print August 2006 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online July 2006 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpl105
Determining distinctiveness in infringement proceedings

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In determining the distinctiveness of a trade mark in infringement proceedings, a court must look at the perception of the relevant public at the time when use of the infringing sign commenced; an order to cease using the infringing sign may often be appropriate where loss of distinctive character derives from the defendant's actions.

Journal Article.  1427 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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