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ABANDONMENT TRADEMARK [1 record]

Record 1 2004-06-29

English

Subject field(s)
  • Trademarks (Law)
  • Commercial Law
  • Trade
CONT

Abandonment of a mark ... Abandonment occurs when the trademark owner stops using the mark with no intention to resume using it.

CONT

Abandonment of a trademark occurs when there is three years of non-use.

OBS

The general term "mark" is often used in texts as an elliptical variant of "trademark."

OBS

... Trademarks that describe the ingredients, qualities, features, purpose or characteristics of a product or service. These marks are not inherently distinctive, and thus do not receive trademark protection unless they acquire distinctiveness through secondary meaning.

Key term(s)
  • mark abandonment
  • abandonment of a trade-mark
  • abandonment of a trade mark
  • trade-mark abandonment
  • trade mark abandonment

French

Domaine(s)
  • Marques de commerce (Droit)
  • Droit commercial
  • Commerce
CONT

[...] l'abandon d'une marque ne résulte pas d'un simple non-emploi de celle-ci mais d'un non-emploi couplé à une intention d'abandon de cette marque.

Spanish

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