Trademarks & GI

Coordinating professors

Goce Naumovski, Ph.D
Iustinianus Primus Law Faculty, Ss.Cyril and Methodius University Skopje

Beatrice Thomas
Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies, University of Strasbourg

Content

I.    Introduction to Trademarks  and Geographical Indications
1. History and Evolution of Trademarks  and Geographical Indications
2. Functions of Trademarks  and Geographical Indications
3. Role of Trademarks and Geographical Indications in Industry and Trade
II.    Trademarks and Trademark Law
1.    Sources of Trademark Law
1.1.    General sources (TRIPS, Paris Convention)
1.2.    Specific Sources ( Madrid Agreemtn and Protocal, TLT, Singapore Treaty on Trademakr Law, EU Law)
1.3.    International Classifation
2.    Subject Matter of Protection and Types of Trademarks
3.    Registration Procedure
3.1.    Trademark Application
3.2.    Grounds for Refusal ( Absolute and Relative)
3.3.    Granting of Right
3.4.    Revocation Procedure
3.5.    International and Community Procedures
4.    Scope, Term of Protection and Limitations
4.1.    Rights Conffered and Exceptions
4.2.    Term of protection and Renewal
4.3.    Famous and Well-known Trademarks
5.    Exlpoitation of Trademarks
5.1.    Licencing, Franchising and Character Merchandising
6.    Enforcement of Trademarks
7.    Infringement of Trademakrs and Defences
III.    Geographical Indications and GI Law
1.    Sources of GI Law
1.1.    General sources (TRIPS, Paris Convention)
1.2.    Specific Sources ( UPOV, EU Law)
2.    Subject Matter of Protection and Types of GI
3.    Registration Procedure
3.1.    Parties that may apply for protection
3.2.    GI Application
3.3.    Types of GI Applications
3.4.    Granting of Right
3.5.    Revocation and Oposition Procedure
3.6.    International and Community Procedures
4.    Scope, Term of Protection and Limitations
4.1.    Rights Conffered and Exceptions
4.2.    Term of protection
5.    Exlpoitation of GIs
6.    Enforcement of GIs
7.    Infigment of GIs and Defences

Literature

  • MacQueen, Waelde, Laurie, Brown: Contemporary Intellectual Property, Oxford, 2010.
  • Michaels: A Practical Approach to Trademark Law, Oxford, 2010.
  • Reboul, Polenak-Akimovska, Naumovski: Introduction to Trademarks and Geographical Indications, Skopje, 2010.
  • Ginsburg,  Litman and Kevlin: Trademark and Unfair Competition Law: Cases and Materials (University Casebooks), Foundation Press, 2007.