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Trade marks and freedom of expression - a call for caution

Burrell, Robert and Gangjee, Dev (2010) Trade marks and freedom of expression - a call for caution. International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 41 (5). pp. 544-569. ISSN 0018-9855

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Abstract

Reviews trade mark parody cases to discuss concerns about the use of freedom of expression arguments to constrain trade mark rights, including that: (1) a focus on the tension between trade marks and freedom of expression concedes too much in terms of the reach of trade mark law; (2) a free speech defence offers insufficient benefits; and (3) the approach over-simplifies the relationship between parody and the underlying rationale of freedom of expression.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springer.com/law/international/journal/...
Additional Information: © 2011 MPI für Immaterialgüter- und Wettbewerbsrecht
Library of Congress subject classification: K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Departments > Law
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2011 14:44
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36347/

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