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dc.contributor.authorVON GRAEVENITZ, G
dc.contributor.authorGreenhalgh, C
dc.contributor.authorAshmead, R
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-25T12:00:48Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.date.issued2015-01-15
dc.date.submitted2016-04-28T10:11:40.604Z
dc.identifier.isbn978-1-908908-98-8
dc.identifier.other2015/48
dc.identifier.other2015/48
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/455252/TM-cluttering-report.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/xmlui/handle/123456789/12520
dc.descriptionYou may re-use this information (excluding logos) free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government Licence.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe 2011 “Study on the Overall Functioning of the European Trade Mark System” by the Max Planck Institute was commissioned by the European Commission and presented survey-based evidence that UK trade mark attorneys/agents perceive the existence of marks on registers that are partly or wholly unused by their owners – so called “cluttering” - to be a problem. Following on from that study, the UK’s IPO was keen to better understand the extent of cluttering within the UK and European register. IPO therefore commissioned this report on cluttering and non-use of trade marks in Europe in late 2013 with the objective of building evidence to inform debate on the prevalence of trade marks that are partially or wholly unused by their owners. It is equally important to note what this study does not purport to do. This study does not investigate causal relationships to explain how non-use arises. It does not examine the monetised economic impacts (the costs and benefits) of the current systems for participants. Nor does this study aim to determine whether an ex officio requirement for submission of proof of use is cost-effective. Rather, it shows that there are noticeable differences between US and European registers in the number of goods claimed for the same mark. Further research would be needed to examine whether unused trade mark registrations can increase search costs, and whether imposition of proof of use tests ex officio may be useful or unacceptably burdensome.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe Intellectual Property Office
dc.subjectTrademark
dc.subjectClutter
dc.subjectIntellectual Property
dc.titleCluttering and Non-Use of Trade Marks in Europe
dc.typeReport
dc.rights.holderCrown Copyright 2015
dc.relation.isPartOfCluttering and Non-Use of Trade Marks in Europe
dc.relation.isPartOfCluttering and Non-Use of Trade Marks in Europe
pubs.commissioning-bodyIntellectual Property Office (IPO)
pubs.confidentialfalse
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences & Law/Business and Management - Staff
pubs.place-of-publicationNewport, Wales
pubs.publication-statusPublished
pubs.publisher-urlhttps://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/455252/TM-cluttering-report.pdf


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