A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off (4th Edition 2015) edited by Nicholas Caddick KC & Benjamin Longstaff

A User’s Guide to Trade Marks and Passing Off, Third Edition addresses the law of trade marks from a practical viewpoint, covering acquisition, loss, exploitation and infringement of trade marks, and passing off.

Breaking down the procedural matters as they relate to the filing, opposition, enforcement and revocation of trade marks, each of the topics is approached separately in order to maintain a user-friendly structure.

Clear explanations of the underlying principles and concepts (for example, when is there a likelihood of confusion) help to tie the different areas together.

This third edition provides an up-to-date analysis of a rapidly evolving area of law and includes coverage of:

  • The UK’s Trade Marks Act 1994


  • The EU’s Community Trade Mark legislation


  • Recent cases such as:
      • L’Oreal v Bellure


      • The Google France litigation


      • ‘Vodkat’


      • Interflora


      • Budvar




  • The protection of Olympic symbols.

Practise Area:


Related Barristers:

Nicholas Caddick QC

Benjamin Longstaff