Professor Leaffer discusses how the globalization process has forced evolution of international norms and favorably changed the face of trademark law. Professor Leaffer reviews the new developments in major treaties, the Madrid Protocol and the Trademark Law Treaty, and regional treaties, such as the new Community Trademark, and how they continue to build upon the progress of the Paris Convention toward harmonization in the world of international trademark law. Professor Leaffer explains that the benefits from the trend toward harmonization will be enjoyed not only by trademark owners, but also by consumers whose welfare will be enhanced by harmonization.
Marshall A. Leaffer,
The New World of International Trademark Law,
2 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 1
Available at: http://scholarship.law.marquette.edu/iplr/vol2/iss1/1