This course offers a complete teaching of trademark law. Through practical cases studies, students discuss protection requirements and the different administrative steps for the registration of a trademark before the Office for Harmonization of the Internal Market (OHIM).
The course studies the prerogatives a trademark offers to its owner. Revocation, invalidity and degeneration are also studied. A special focus is given to parallel trade and enforcement issues. Emphasis is put on judicial strategies and the different actions that are available to the legal practitioner.
Finally, the course deals with several topical issues, such as:
- the protection of non-traditional signs (sounds and musics);
- the registration of geographical indications;
- the competitive or complementary use of trademark, copyright and patents.