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15 September 2009

El Salvador

The Trademarks Law, adopted in 2002, strengthened the protection afforded to trademark rights by harmonizing the regime with international standards.

15 September 2009

India

The Trademarks Act 1999 governs the law of trademarks in India. Section 2(1)(zb) of the act defines a ‘trademark’ as a mark capable of being represented graphically and of distinguishing the goods and services of one person from those of another.

15 September 2009

Trademark law in 2008/2009

The past 12 months have seen unprecedented challenges to the business of protecting trademark rights. The economic meltdown has forced brand owners and their external advisers to consider new ways of doing business.

15 September 2009

United States

In the United States, trademark law is governed by federal and state law. Federal trademark law is governed by the Lanham Act, which governs the scope of trademark use, registration, protection and enforcement.

15 September 2009

Portugal

In Portugal, trademarks are governed by the Industrial Property Code (approved by Decree- Law 36/2003), which entered into force on July 1 2003 and has been updated by Decree-Law 143/2003, Decree-Law 360/2007, Law 16/2008 and Law 52/2008.

15 September 2009

Poland

The most important law governing trademarks in Poland is the Law on Industrial Property of June 30 2000, last amended on March 24 2009. However, rights under the previous act (the Trademarks Act 1985) remain valid.

15 September 2009

Absolute grounds for refusal: key trademark decisions from the European courts

The year 2008 was prolific in terms of trademark decisions, particularly regarding absolute grounds for refusal. This chapter looks at the most significant cases.

15 September 2009

Spain

Distinctive signs are principally governed by the Trademark Act (17/2001), which replaced the former Trademark Act (32/1988) and was developed by Royal Decree 687/2002. In 2006 the Trademark Act was further amended by Act 19/2006, which implemented the EU IP Enforcement Directive (2004/48/EC).

15 September 2009

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is party to the following international conventions and treaties, among others: the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property (Stockholm Act) and the Convention Establishing the World Intellectual Property Organization 1967.

15 September 2009

Hungary

The laws and regulations governing trademarks in Hungary include Act 11/1997 on the Protection of Trademarks and Geographical Indications (wording that entered into force on April 15 2006) and Government Decree 147/2007 (VI 26) on the electronic submission of material connected with IP protection.

15 September 2009

Trademark law in 2008/2009

The World Trademark Review Yearbook 2009/2010, is an invaluable reference guide to trademark law in 28 key jurisdictions. The country chapters from the book presented here provide a detailed comparison of some of the most important aspects of trademark law around the world. They will enable practitioners to acquire new, or refresh their existing, knowledge of trademark law in countries where their clients have business interests. This year's edition has been published in partnership with both MARQUES and INTA. We would like to thank these well-respected organizations for their assistance and support. Readers requiring hard copies of the World Trademark Review Yearbook 2009/2010 should click the 'Order' link on the sidebar of this page.

15 September 2009

Thailand

Trademark registration in Thailand is governed by the Trademark Act BE 2534 (1991) and its subsequent amendment, which came into force on June 30 2000. The act provides the owner of a registered trademark with the exclusive right to use the mark in the course of trade.

15 September 2009

Greece

The following national and international laws, among others, govern trademarks in Greece: the Trademark Law (2239/1994), the Unfair Competition Law (146/1914) and Law 213/1975, which ratifies the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property.

15 September 2009

France

French trademark law is governed by statutes as France is a civil law country. The main law governing French trademarks is Law 91-7 of January 4 1991, implementing the EU First Trademark Directive (89/104/EEC) and codified in Book VII of the IP Code.

15 September 2009

Jamaica

The relevant laws in Jamaica are as follows: the Trademarks Act 1999 and the Trademark Rules 2001, the Fair Competition Act 1993, the Merchandise Marks Act 1888 and the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office Act 2001.