Professor Port provides a comment on Marshall A. Leaffer's article that offers another viewpoint on the important issue of the globalization process and trademark law. Rather than seeking ideals of international trademark laws through harmonization, Professor Port suggests that a better objective is internationalization. Professor Port explains that harmonization of international trademark law will be impossible as long as world communities adhere to territorial justifications for sovereignty and jurisdiction. Because goods flow in the reality of an international market, Professor Port reasons that initiatives to avoid inefficiencies and uncertainties of global trademark laws should be directed toward internationalization.
Kenneth L. Port,
Trademark Harmonization: Norms, Names & Nonsense,
2 Marq. Intellectual Property L. Rev. 33
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