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Seminar 6 AdvancedInformation
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SRA Competency B


Assuming a good working knowledge of Trade Mark Law and practice, this newly extended for 2017 advanced level seminar is designed for both solicitors and trade mark attorneys.

The seminar will consider the more specialist areas of Trade Mark Law which are rarely covered in any depth during other trade mark courses.

What You Will Learn

  • An update covering both domestic and European trade mark matters
  • The effects of the change from Community Trade Mark to European Trade Mark
  • The still continuing 'fall-out' of the IP Translator case
  • The most recent 'Common Communications' from the European Trade Mark and Designs Network
  • Conversion of European (formerly Community) trade marks to domestic marks
  • What might constitute sufficient 'reputation in the United Kingdom' for the purposes of sections 5(3) and 10(3) of the Trade Marks Act 1994
  • The little-known but potentially exceptional protection available in the UK for well-known marks under Article 6bis of the Paris Convention
  • Commissioned signs - a detailed consideration of the copyright position, a point sometimes overlooked in practice with potentially serious consequences.
  • Claims to priority of Convention and other relevant overseas applications
  • Position of a proprietor and an exclusive licensee with concurrent rights
  • The special provisions dealing with two or more persons being co-proprietors of a registered mark
  • Specially protected emblems, including those of Paris Convention Countries
  • Moving signs - registrable?
  • The latest position on sound signs
  • Use - the latest position on what use might be infringing
  • Comparative advertising and trade mark in infringement
  • Adwords - the latest apparent position!
  • Enhanced reputation in a colour - when might this apply?
  • Does use of a European Trade Mark in only one or even a few Member States necessarily constitute sufficient use for trade mark purposes? Some suggested 'work rounds' will be discussed
  • A brief account with costings of the WIPO Madrid Protocol system for international applications
  • Non-graphical representations - what might be registrable now?
  • The Implementation of the Trade Mark Directive 2015 into domestic trade mark law

A companion MBL Seminar's full-day course is Trade Marks - Advanced: Litigation

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Seminar | 12.09.2018

London | 9:30am - 5:15pm

Trade Marks - Advanced: Law

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