Trademark infringement in a nutshell

Businesses, though diligent at registering trademarks, may be unfamiliar
with the scope of protection afforded to those marks. Likewise, businesses may
be unaware of the common law rights they possess in unregistered marks. By way
of example, therefore, Darren Olivier of Field Fisher Waterhouse looks at the
law of the United Kingdom and European Union to explain how registered and unregistered
marks may be enforced. In addition, defences to infringement are discussed -
knowledge of which may help trademark owners maintain exclusive rights in their

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