1887

n Without Prejudice - Defining "geographic indicators" : intellectual property

USD

 

Abstract

The use by traders of marks with geographic significance is both normal and problematic. It is normal to wish to indicate a connection with a particular geographic location, especially if that location gives the product a cachet or characteristic it would not otherwise have. However it is problematic if, in doing so, the trader seeks to fence off part of the commons which should be free to any other trader who does not mislead by using the geographical name.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/jb_prej/10/1/EJC49022
2010-02-01
2016-12-07
This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error