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An Economic Perspective on Trade Mark Law
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An Economic Perspective on Trade Mark Law

9781845424923 Edward Elgar Publishing
Andrew Griffiths, Reader in Law, University of Manchester, UK
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 1 84542 492 3 Extent: 352 pp
An Economic Perspective on Trade Mark Law uses economic analysis to examine the capacity of a trade mark to stimulate and strengthen demand for marked products and the trade mark’s role in marketing and business organization.

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An Economic Perspective on Trade Mark Law uses economic analysis to examine the capacity of a trade mark to stimulate and strengthen demand for marked products and the trade mark’s role in marketing and business organization.

It uses this perspective to evaluate the exclusive rights that trade mark owners enjoy and other issues in trade mark law. It argues that the trade mark has enabled marketing to develop as a distinct form of economic activity and that the trade mark’s flexibility as a structuring device has had a major impact on the evolution of the firm and on the organization of streams of economic activity.

This invaluable book will appeal to academics, postgraduate and undergraduate students in the fields of trade mark law, business organization, intellectual property and law and economics. Solicitors and other professionals specializing in trade mark law and/or marketing will also find much to interest them in this insightful book.
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‘Griffiths provides a comprehensive, readable, and much-needed account of the European approach to trademarks, with an emphasis on the role of economic theory in informing and shaping the law. The book takes a balanced and practical approach that recognizes both the benefits of trademark protection and the need for third parties to use trademarks in information-facilitating ways. It is a welcome contribution to the literature, and will provide a valuable resource to anyone looking for a window into European trademark law.’
– Stacey L. Dogan, Boston University School of Law, US

‘Law and economics has become a dominant way of thinking about trade mark law in the United States. In this book, Andrew Griffiths applies the methodology of law and economics to European trade mark law in a comprehensive and thoughtful fashion, giving us new insights into the nature of European trade mark legislation and the case law that has developed under it.’
– Graeme B. Dinwoodie, University of Oxford, UK
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Contents: Preface 1. Trade Marks in Modern Commercial Life 2. The Legal Nature of a Trade Mark as a Marketing Resource and a Structuring Device 3. The Marketing Power of Trade Marks 4. Trade Marks and the Organization of Economic Activity 5. An Economic Perspective on Trade Mark Law 6. Concluding Thoughts Bibliography Index

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