Journal Article

Owners of famous brands given wide rights to prevent the use of their trade marks in comparative advertising

Darren Meale and Joel Smith

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 8, pages 550-552
Published in print August 2010 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online August 2010 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpq084
Owners of famous brands given wide rights to prevent the use of their trade marks in comparative advertising

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In a passionate and critical judgment, the Court of Appeal for England and Wales has expressed its regret at having to muzzle advertisers who seek to use well-known trade marks to make truthful statements in their advertising, having found itself forced to do so by the earlier ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the same case.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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