The South African Law of Trade Marks provides comprehensive and far-reaching coverage of the modern law of trade marks in South Africa, incorporating the changes effected by the Trade Marks Act, No. 194 of 1993 and important legal decisions in this field of law.
The South African Law of Trade Marks has established itself as the authoritative work on the law of trademarks and unlawful competition.
The South African Law of Trade Marks is an easy-to understand publication with the authors using lucid but readable text containing useful examples and apt quotations from the leading judgments.
Table of contents
Chapter 1: - Background and history
Chapter 2: - The Register and the Registrar of Trade Marks
Chapter 3: - The nature of a trade mark
Chapter 4: - Use of a trade mark
Chapter 5: - The applicant for registration
Chapter 6: - Bars to registration
Chapter 7: - Comparison of marks
Chapter 8: - Procedure for registration
Chapter 9: - Conditions, duration and renewal of registration
Chapter 10: - Special registrations
Chapter 11: - Licensing, assignment and hypothecation
Chapter 12: - Infringement
Chapter 13: - Rectification of the Register
Chapter 14: - Court proceedings relating to trade marks
Chapter 15: - Unlawful competition and passing-off
Chapter 16: - Company names and trading styles
Chapter 17: - Counterfeit Goods Act 37 of 1997
Chapter 18: - Merchandise Marks Act 17 of 1941 and Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008