Monday, 21 January 2008

Recent articles of interest

In the current issue of Trademark World (December 2007/January 2008), Wim Alberts (Bowman Gilfillan John & Kernick) writes on "Staving off expungement: the 'engineered' use of a trademark in South African, UK and EC Law". This article looks at the effect of section 27(1)(b) of South Africa's Trade Marks Act 194 of 1993 and considers the possibility of creating apparently bona fide 'engineered' use of an otherwise unused registered trade mark in order to ward off the threat of expungement of the registration for five years' non-use.

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