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Tuesday, 26 October 2004

SPEEDY BY NAME ...

Ananova brings news of a bouncing Romanian baby who, having been born in his parents' car as they rushed to hospital, is to be named after the well-known intellectual property right-cum-fictional personality Speedy Gonzales. This will no doubt please the child if, later in life, he needs to fall back on the "own name" defence to an action for trade mark infringement under the Trade Marks Act 1994, s.11(2).

List of European and UK trade mark registrations for SPEEDY GONZALEZ here

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