7 Sep
2018

The fall of the own-name defence

While a number of national courts in Europe have reluctantly allowed businesses to raise the own-name defence provided that certain conditions were met, this practice is about to come to an end.

Florian Traub

Partner | Pinsent Masons

florian.traub@pinsentmasons.com

London

Emmanuel Gougé

Partner | Pinsent Masons

emmanuel.gouge@pinsentmasons.com

Paris

Ann Henry

Partner | Pinsent Masons

ann.henry@pinsentmasons.com

Dublin

Marc Holtorf

Head of German IP practice | Pinsent Masons

marc.holtorf@pinsentmasons.com

Munich

Karen Gallagher

Senior associate | Pinsent Masons

karen.gallagher@pinsentmasons.com

Dublin

Julia Traumann

Associate | Pinsent Masons

julia.traumann@pinsentmasons.com

Munich

Léonore Isnard

Associate | Paris

leonore.isnard@pinsentmasons.com

Paris