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Thursday, 23 September 2004

COMPANY NAMES: THE TRUTH BEHIND THE LAW?


Today the IPKat met Polish legal scholar Joanna Sitko, who is currently visiting London. Joanna, who teaches Intellectual Property Law in the Marie Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin, is working on a doctoral thesis which compares the roles played by company names, trade names and trade marks in identifying companies and in protecting their trading interests. Poland apparently has a new law, which prohibits the assignment of company names. One can't help wondering if this law was passed for the benefit of the business community, or if it was something dreamed up by bureaucrats for bureaucrats ...

Anyone who shares Joanna's interests in this topic is welcome to contact her directly here.

Derivation of company names here
Spoof business names here

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