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section heading icon     studies

This page points to some sources of information about trade mark law principles and practice.

It covers -

Other resources are highlighted in the Intellectual Property guide and News Note elsewhere on this site.

     introductions

Starting points are

Tom Blackett's Trademarks (Basingstoke: Macmillan 1998) - a crisp introduction to trademark management and other issues

Brand.New (Princeton: Princeton Uni Press 2000) edited by Jane Pavitt - a collection of papers by economists, anthropologists, marketers, designers and historians regarding branding, marks and consumer culture

     key works

For an overview of trade marks as part of the Australian law regime see Intellectual Property: Commentary and Materials (Pyrmont: Lawbook 4th ed 2007) by Jill McKeough, Kathy Bowrey & Philip Griffith.

Key reference texts and studies include -

  • Shanahan's Australian Law of Trade Mark and Passing Off (Pyrmont: Lawbook 2003) by Patricia Kennedy, Dan Shanahan, Mark Davison, Kate Johnston
  • the more concise Practical Guide to Australian Trade Mark Law (Pyrmont: Lawbook 2004) by Colin Oberin & Benjamin Fitzpatrick
  • Trade Mark Law in Australia (Sydney: Butterworths 2000) by Brian Elkington, Michael Hall & David Kell
  • the 2006 study Trade Mark and Counterfeit Litigation in Australia by Jason Bosland, Kimberlee Weatherall & Paul Jensen (PDF), also available here and in 4 Intellectual Property Quarterly (2006)

Famous and Well-Known Marks (London: Butterworths 1997) by Frederick Mostert offers a useful overview of major corporate marks and international practice

     blogs

Leading Australian blogs include -

  • Nicholas Weston's incisive Australian Trade Marks Law blog | here - with contributions by Professor Mark Davison, Neil Brown QC, Nick Weston and Lea Lewin

Overseas trademark blogs include -


















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