Google, Gillette and Levi’s are among the giants featured in this second edition. Produced by D Young & Co’s trademark and dispute resolution teams, the decisions of the Court of Justice of the European Union are laid out in the style of a concise law report under headings: keywords, issue and ruling.
They are easy to locate in the index, either by case or section, such as absolute grounds/shapes and 3D marks; domain name disputes; and infringement and opposition grounds/reputation.
One of the most interesting cases featured is the infringement action concerning Arsenal Football Club v Matthew Reed who sold unofficial club merchandise. The High Court dismissed Arsenal’s claim for trademark infringement, but this ruling was overturned on appeal.
Replete with full-page stock images, this is a good choice for a nonspecialist who has an interest in IP.
Publisher: D Young & Co (£60)
Nicholas Goodman is a Gazette sub-editor