A Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland

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A Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland


Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland covers the law and practice of trade mark law in Ireland and under OHIM and WIPO, enabling readers to understand the basic legal principles and practical procedure surrounding the application, registration and enforcement of trade marks in these jurisdictions.

Written in a simple and comprehensible manner this is an indispensable users' guide to trade mark law and practice in the Irish jurisdiction. Steering clear of confusing legal jargon, it explains the main trade mark principles clearly and concisely so that non-lawyers and lawyers alike will find the text accessible and highly practical.

Guide to Trade Mark Law and Practice in Ireland gives in-depth coverage of
the law and practice of trade marks in Ireland as they relate to the following:
- The Trade Mark Act 1996 and 1996 rules, as amended
- The Community Trade Mark Regulation 207/2009 and implementing rules
- The Madrid Agreement and Protocol systems.

The guide also gives coverage to the main cases and authorities used in practice.

This book is designed and written for the lay individual who has a strong business interest and for those who wish to file their own trade mark applications. It is an indispensable guide for lawyers, those working in the area of IP, candidates intending to sit the Irish Patent Office trade mark agent exam, sole traders and entrepreneurs.

Table of Contents

1 Intellectual Property - What is it?; 2 The Law; 3 Trade Marks and Pre-filling Issues; 4 The Irish Application; 5 The Community Trade Mark Application; 6 The International Application; 7 Examination of your Trade Mark Application on Absolute Grounds; 8 Registering Conventional Signs and Non Conventional Signs; 9 Relative Grounds for Refusal; 10 State Emblems, Protected Marks and Well-Known Marks; 11 Publication; 12 Observations; 13 Opposition Proceedings in Ireland; 14 Opposition at the OHIM; 15 Conversion of a Community Trade mark; 16 The Register; 17 Registration and Matters Affecting Trade Marks; 18 Renewals and Restoration; 19 Assignments, Licenses and Recordals; 20 Infringement; 21 Passing Off; 22 Defences; 23 Enforcement of Trademark Rights, Remedies and Jurisdictional Forums; 24 Anti-Counterfeiting and Customs; 25 Revocation; 26 Invalidity; 27 Surrender of a Trade Mark; 28 The Controller; 29 The Doctrine of Exhaustion and the Law of Parallel Imports; 30 Protected Geographical Indications and Protected Designated Origins; 31 Trade Marks and Domain Names; 32 Certification and Collective Trade Marks; 33 An Overview of the Main Markets; 34 How to Qualify as a Trade Mark Agent.

Product details

Published 31 Jul 2011
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 565
ISBN 9781847667168
Imprint Bloomsbury Professional
Dimensions 234 x 156 mm
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors


Helen Johnson

Helen Johnson is a Barrister-at-Law, specialising…