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Friday, 19 March 2004

OF FAMOUS FOLK, FANS AND FOLLOWERS

The UK Trade Mark Registry issued yesterday (Thursday 18 March) a new Practice Amendment Notice, PAN 5/04, on "Names of Famous People (Living and Deceased) and Groups". The IPKat will return to blog this PAN in detail once he's had the time to read it properly. In the meantime, he will give away one of its little secrets: it addresses once again somewhat British obsession with the extent to which trade marks are registrable for badges of allegiance.

Other British obsessions here, here and here

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