Mr. O'Reilly discusses several different aspects of the trademark system in the European Community. The following subjects are included in his survey: (1) application; (2) opposition; (3) cancellation; (4) appeals; and (5) enforcement. Though formal and procedural requirements dominate this discussion, O'Reilly also discusses how these requirements have been applied and how traditional trademark issues have been resolved with regard to particular trademarks. He also discusses how the Community Trademark System interacts with the preexisting national trademark systems.
The Community Trademark System: A Brief Introduction and Overview,
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