Property, intangible

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own name defense

  • UK “Own Name” Defense

    The IPKat posts on a new case involving the “own name” defense under UK trademark law. The Trade Marks Act 1994 provides that “A registered trade mark is not infringed by – the use by a person of his own name . . . provided the use is in accordance with honest practices in industrial […] Continue reading