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n.1.A peculiar distinguishing mark or device affixed by a manufacturer or a merchant to his goods, the exclusive right of using which is recognized by law.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Then he talked to all the boys very seriously about cruelty, and said how hard-hearted and cowardly it was to hurt the weak and the helpless; but what stuck in my mind was this, he said that cruelty was the devil's own trade-mark, and if we saw any one who took pleasure in cruelty we might know who he belonged to, for the devil was a murderer from the beginning, and a tormentor to the end.
It is so essentially the instrument of all the people, in fact, that we might almost point to it as a national emblem, as the trade-mark of democracy and the American spirit.
When we see other monks looking tranquilly up to heaven, but having no trade-mark, we always ask who those parties are.
Why, Watson, let us put their own devilish trade-mark upon them.
When you are about to launch a business or change its name, it's essential to check the availability of the name at Companies House, to make sure you will not infringe anyone else's trade-mark rights.
Since trade-mark law falls within the scope of Community law (Directive 89/104/EEC), the Supreme Court of Finland, before which the case was brought at final instance, referred a number of questions on the interpretation of the WTO Agreement on trade-related intellectual property rights, in particular Article 16 which concerns the scope of the exclusive rights conferred by a trade mark, to the EU Court.
The system provides scope for trade-mark owners to secure protection for their mark in several states whilst filing just one request in one language with one Office and by paying just one series of fees in one currency (the Swiss Franc).
He held that there was no likelihood of confusion between the "Boston Chicken" design and plaintiff's trade-mark "Boston Pizza" and therefore confined his analysis to the "Boston Chicken" trade- mark.
The purpose of those grounds for refusal is to prevent the trade-mark right from granting its proprietor a monopoly on technical solutions likely to be used by competitors.
products in Germany and towards this end is empowered by STUSSY to act on its behalf to open legal proceedings in the event of breaches of trade-mark rights.
A trade-mark owner can stipulate detailed sales conditions for any product bearing the trade mark which in effect amounts to a ban on parallel imports (products exported into a third county, imported back into the EU and sold at cut price) (see European Report No 2564).