Swimming Against The Tide: The UK Supreme Court's Hostility to Internationally Famous Trademarks

The Trademark Reporter, Vol. 108, No. 4, July-August, 2018

20 Pages Posted: 3 Dec 2018 Last revised: 11 Apr 2019

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William McNichol

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School

Date Written: July 8, 2018

Abstract

This article examines and questions the legal and policy basis for the UK Supreme Court's decision that English common law of passing off does not protect internationally well-known trademarks.

Keywords: passing off, trademarks, well-known, UK, Starbucks (HK)

Suggested Citation

McNichol, William, Swimming Against The Tide: The UK Supreme Court's Hostility to Internationally Famous Trademarks (July 8, 2018). The Trademark Reporter, Vol. 108, No. 4, July-August, 2018. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3280687

William McNichol (Contact Author)

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Rutgers Law School ( email )

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United States

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