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Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names (15th Edition)

Author James Mellor, David Llewelyn, Thomas Moody-Stuart, David Keeling, Iona Berkeley, Kerlys
Publication Date 2011
ISBN 9781847037701
Format Hardcover
Publisher Sweet & Maxwell U.K.


Now in it’s 15th edition, Kerly is the same authoritative work that you’ve come to expect, but with all the latest cases, legislation, commentary and analysis you need to keep up-to-date with today’s trade mark practice and procedure.

  • Provides full explanation of the UK law of trade marks and trade names
  • Covers classification, registration (UK & European), different types of marks, enforcement, infringement and litigation
  • Includes coverage of assignments
  • Goes through licensing, merchandising and franchising
  • Deals with infringement and available remedies
  • Looks at mediation and arbitration in the context of trade marks
  • Incorporates recent legislative change such as the Trade Marks Regulations 2008, the Trade Marks (Earlier Trade Marks) Regulations 2008 and the Community Trade Mark (Amendment) Regulations 2008


  • Introduction
  • What is a trade mark in EU law
  • The Register of Trade Marks and the trade mark branch of the Patent Office
  • Classification of goods and services
  • National registration of trade marks
  • Community Trade Marks
  • The Madrid System
  • Absolute grounds
  • Relative grounds
  • Validity and removal of trade marks from the register
  • Geographical indications and appellations of origin
  • Collective and certification marks
  • Assignments
  • Infringement
  • Defences
  • Exhaustions of rights
  • Competition law and trade Marks
  • Passing off
  • Similarity of trade marks assessment
  • Evidence and proving reputation
  • Trade libel and threats
  • Civil proceedings for trade mark infringement and passing off
  • Criminal proceedings
  • Customs powers and procedures
  • Merchandising and trade marks
  • Olympics
  • Specialist tribunals, (i) Company and business names, (ii)Domain name disputes, (iii) ECHR
  • Appendices

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