Trade Marks Law - Third Edition



Author: Glen Gibbons 

ISBN: 9781911611813  

Format: Hardback  

Publication Date: October 2023


“…the author has taken the opportunity to set out in a clear, concise, yet comprehensive way this often complex area of law.”


 Mr Justice Frank Clarke (former Chief Justice, Foreword to 1st edition) 




Trade Marks Law, Third Edition, by Glen Gibbons SC, provides a comprehensive examination of Irish trade marks law including analysis of all significant Superior Court and Irish Intellectual Property Office jurisprudence. Principal case law from the UK, Court of Justice and General Court are also included in this leading text book.


Trade Marks Law, Third Edition, is fully updated and includes:


Full analysis of the statutory position in Ireland concerning the opposition, registration, invalidity and revocation of trade marks;


A detailed consideration of the jurisprudence concerning online trade mark disputes including website targeting;


The impact of the Supreme Court Merck judgment on interlocutory trade mark injunctions;


The position of unorthodox trade marks in relation to registration and invalidity;


A review of the remedies available including the position of damages and declaratory relief;


Comprehensive analysis of IPOI decisions under the Trade Marks Act 1996;


Recent developments in passing off and comparative advertising. 


Content includes


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: International Developments 

Chapter 3: Passing Off and Ancillary Torts 

Chapter 4: Trade Mark Registration 

Chapter 5: Absolute Grounds for Refusal of Trade Mark Registration 

Chapter 6: Relative Grounds for Refusal of Trade Mark Registration 

Chapter 7: Surrender, Revocation and Invalidity 

Chapter 8: Infringement 

Chapter 9: Defences 

Chapter 10: Remedies and Criminal Sanctions 

Chapter 11: Practice and Procedure 

Appendix I: Consolidated Trade Marks Act 1996 

Appendix II: Consolidated Trade Marks Rules 1996 


Who Should Buy This Book?


Trade Marks Law, Third Edition is a must for all intellectual property lawyers in Ireland and especially trade mark agents. Barristers and solicitors who specialise in commercial law will also have a keen interest in this title as well as ‘in-house lawyers’ working in SMEs and large corporations. 


About the Author 


Glen Gibbons is a barrister with extensive experience of IP litigation in Ireland.


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