The Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark (CTMR) gives the proprietor a uniform right to undistorted use of a trademark throughout the European Union. The trademark will be obtained in a single procedure from the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) in Alicante; and by that the application procedure will be made simpler and less expensive. It is fair to say that the CTM has proven to be a success story.
This commentary gives a detailed article-by-article analysis of the provision of the Regulation and its enforcement in each Member State of the European Union. Wherever feasible, the commentary provides an account of specific bibliography, gives a historical overview, shows the main features and principles underlying the provision, and analyses each paragraph with due regard to the case law of the European courts and the supreme courts of the Member States.
'This work can undoubtedly be recommended to practitioners, scholars as well as judges.'
Alessandro Celli/Nadine Käppeli, RabelsZ
'With its unique focus on doctrinal and procedural aspects of the European trademark, Community Trade Mark Regulation: A Commentary will become an excellent companion to legal practitioners, trademark attorneys, and those interested in studying EU trademark law.'
Stavroula Karapapa, Yearbook of European Law