In U.K., Holders Will Have To Monitor Own Trademarks

Law360, New York (July 23, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Trademark holders will soon have to keep an eye out for infringement in the U.K., due to a new law that will allow the trademark registry to approve marks that conflict with prior registrations.

The U.K. Trade Marks Registry has recently passed a set of modifications to the Trade Marks Act, set to take effect on Oct. 1. The new regulations will allow the Registry to approve trademarks without taking into account the existence of prior registrations that may be infringed by the new marks. The...
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