Rough trade

The internet has created new ways in which companies and individuals can engage in commercial mischief, such as exploiting the property rights of others without authorisation.

5th November, 2005

The internet has created new ways in which companies and individuals can engage in commercial mischief, such as exploiting the property rights of others without authorisation. Nowhere is this more evident than in the area of trademarks. Anything can be registered as a trademark, from words to sounds and smells.

However, in the e-world, it is words and logos that are most readily identifiable and used.

The benefit of a trademark registration is that it...

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