Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names

The Hon Mr Justice Mellor, Prof David Llewelyn, Tom Moody-Stuart KC, David Keeling, Iona Berkeley and Ashton Chantrielle

Kerly's Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names

Kerly’s Law of Trade Marks and Trade Names (now in its 17th edition) has provided clear and authoritative advice on all aspects of UK trade mark law since 1894. Through its mix of insightful commentary and up-to-date analysis of case law and legislation, it has established itself as the leading reference on trade mark law and a must-have title for practitioners.

This title provides you with:

  • The most comprehensive and authoritative guidance on the law of trade marks and trade names.
  • Explanations of key aspects of trade mark law: classification, registration, enforcement, infringement and litigation.
  • Detailed analysis of community trade marks, their provisions, extent of protection and procedural matters, as well as the changes introduced by the European trade mark reforms.
  • Coverage of issues such as assignment, licensing, merchandising and franchising.
  • Outlines the absolute and relative grounds for the refusal of registration.
  • Addresses trade mark infringement and available defences including limitations on, exclusions from and statutory.
  • Explains the difference between collective and certification marks and highlights their respective functions and regulations.
  • Dedicated chapters on trade libel, company names, the internet and the influence of human rights.
  • Looks at the related issues of competition law and restraint of trade.
  • Discusses the influence of EU law and possible areas of post-Brexit divergence.

New material in the 17th edition includes:

  • Commentary on the consequences of Brexit and the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023.
  • Discussion of the extent to which UK courts will depart from pre-Brexit EU case law or will follow/not follow such law post-Brexit.
  • The latest and most significant case updates.