Introducing the practice and procedure of trade marks in Ireland and at the EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), this book steers clear of confusing legal jargon, explaining the main trade mark principles clearly and concisely.
Several new chapters have been added to the Second Edition, addressing topics such as trade mark searching, online infringement and trade mark protection post-Brexit. Recent Irish legislation is also covered:
- European Union (Trade Marks) Regulations 2018 (SI 561/2018) - Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2018 (SI 562/2018) - Trade Marks Act 1996 (Community Trade Mark) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (SI 563/2018) - Trade Marks (Amendment) Rules 2019 (SI 588/2019 and 628/2019) - Copyright and Other Intellectual Property Law Provisions Act 2019 - Public Health (Standardised Packaging of Tobacco) Act 2015
Notable authorities are also considered, such as:
- Galway Free Range Eggs Ltd v O' Brien and Ors  IEHC 249 - Nutrimedical BV & anor v Nualtra Ltd  IEHC 261;  IEHC 253 - Aldi v Dunnes Stores  IESC 41 - Cartier International & Ors v British Sky Broadcasting Limited & Ors  EWHC 3354 (Ch),  EWCA Civ 658 and  UKSC 28 - Sky Ltd & Ors v Skykick UK Ltd & Anor  EWHC 990 (Ch) and  EWCA Civ 1121 - Aviareto Ltd v Global Closing Room Ltd  IEHC 377
This is an indispensable guide for lawyers, those working in the area of IP, candidates intending to sit the Trade Mark Agent exam at the Intellectual Property Office of Ireland, sole traders, entrepreneurs and anyone wanting to protect their brand.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION FOR REGISTRATION Chapter 1 What is Intellectual Property? Chapter 2 The Law and Changes at EU Level Chapter 3 Trade Marks and Pre-Filing Issues Chapter 4 The Register Chapter 5 Trade Mark Searching Chapter 6 The Irish Application Chapter 7 The European Trade Mark Application Chapter 8 The International Application
EXAMINATION OF AN APPLICATION Chapter 9 Absolute Grounds for Refusal Chapter 10 Registering Conventional and Non-Conventional Signs Chapter 11 Relative Grounds for Refusal Chapter 12 State Emblems, Protected Marks and Well-Known Marks Chapter 13 Publication
OBJECTING TO REGISTRATION Chapter 14 Observations Chapter 15 The Opposition process in Ireland Chapter 16 The Opposition process at the EUIPO Chapter 17 Proof of Use in Oppositions Chapter 18 Bad Faith Chapter 19 Appeals Chapter 20 Conversion of an EUTM Chapter 21 Transformation of an International Application
ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHTS Chapter 22 Infringement Chapter 23 Passing Off Chapter 24 Main Defences Chapter 25 Other Defences (Comparative advertising, exhaustion and recently introduced defences) Chapter 26 Remedies and Jurisdiction
RESTRICTING UNAUTHORISED TRADE MARK USE ONLINE AND IN TRANSIT Chapter 27 Online Infringement Chapter 28 Web-Blocking Injunctions Chapter 29 Trade Marks and Domain Names Chapter 30 Anti-Counterfeiting and Customs Chapter 31 The Doctrine of Exhaustion and the Law of Parallel Imports
REMOVAL OF A TRADE MARK FROM THE REGISTER Chapter 32 Revocation Chapter 33 Invalidity Chapter 34 Surrender
DEALING IN TRADE MARKS Chapter 35 Registration and Matters Affecting Trade Marks Chapter 36 Renewals and Restoration Chapter 37 Assignments, Licences and Recordals Chapter 38 The Controller
OTHER MARKS Chapter 39 Protected Geographical Indications, Protected Designations of Origin, Traditional Specialities Guaranteed Chapter 40 Certification and Collective Trade Marks
OTHER Chapter 41 Trade Mark Protection post Brexit Chapter 42 An Overview of the Main Markets