The Future of the European Concept of Trade Mark Functionality
For our inaugural Global IP Law Lecture, we are very pleased to have Dr César J Ramírez-Montes as our first speaker. He will present on "The future of the European concept of trade mark functionality”, examining the funtionality issues arising from the permanent exclusions from registrability of three types of shape of product marks, namely natural, functional and value-adding shape marks.
Dr Ramirez-Montes is a lecturer in Intellectual Property at Leeds University where he has taught general IP law, including specialised modules on trade marks and copyright.
You can find more details of the Global IP Law lectures at our CCLS events page: http://www.ccls.qmul.ac.uk/events
The Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS) at Queen Mary University of London specialises in the knowledge and skills in commercial law that can be placed at the service of government, public bodies, overseas institutions, the legal profession, industry and commerce.