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Sunday, 7 November 2004


Another bulky envelope that thudded through the IPKat's letterbox this weekend was the November issue of Informa's ten-times-a year magazine Trademark World. The cover story, provided by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyers Dinah Nissen and Giles Pratt, deals with the development of that favourite (but often unsuccessful) defence to trade mark infringement that "I was only using my own name, honestly ...". Other features in this issue include the following:

* A "don't forget the real victims" piece by Jeannie Smith (Baker & McKenzie's Hong Kong office) on how local Chinese brand owners are the people who really suffer from their countrymen's prodigious appetite for making counterfeit products;

* An analysis by SJ Berwin's Paul Cox of the evolution of the Norwich Pharmacal order as a way for trade mark owners to dig up useful information relating to infringements.

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