The October 2004 issue of Informa's ten-time-a-year Trademark World leads with a feature by B. Brett Heavner and Naresh Kilaru (Finnegan Henderson) on the Idaho Potato Commission case, a US dispute involving the doctrine of licensee estoppel and its applicability where the mark licensed is a certification mark rather than just an ordinary trade mark. Other pieces of interest include
* "Extracting Value" by Michael Stirling (Field Fisher Waterhouse), on the rise of trade marks as a key financial indicator of the value of a company;
* "The Razor's Edge" by Bardehle Pagenberg's Claus Eckhartt - a review of the international litigation in Philips v Remgington over the three-headed shaver configuration and its defining role in the European law on shape marks;
* "Pitfalls of Tomorrow" by Lisa Rovinsky and Kathleen Heberlein (Alston & Bird) on the currently sexy topic of online advertising practice versus trade mark rights.
Sunday, 10 October 2004
Posted by Jeremy at 14:05:00