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The Seniority Principle and the Conversion Principle in the Defense of the Community Trademark


  • Anechitoae Constantin

    () („Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Law)

  • Grigorut Cornel

    () („Ovidius” University of Constanta, Faculty of Law)

  • Grigorut Lavinia-Maria

    () (“Costin Kiritescu” National Institute of Economic Research)


The existence of an international registration system of marks and the creation of a Community trade mark allows a holder to receive a much wider protection from a geographical scope. Harmonization in the context of trade marks is desirable, as it provides the skeleton on which trade marks holders can plan their marketing strategy, while being sure that their trade marks can be protected in different countries in an identical or similar way. The European Union is an area in which suppliers of goods and services can benefit from a unique protection within all Member States.

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  • Anechitoae Constantin & Grigorut Cornel & Grigorut Lavinia-Maria, 2011. "The Seniority Principle and the Conversion Principle in the Defense of the Community Trademark," Ovidius University Annals, Economic Sciences Series, Ovidius University of Constantza, Faculty of Economic Sciences, vol. 0(1), pages 89-93, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:ovi:oviste:v:11:y:2011:i:1:p:89-93

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    Seniority Principle; Conversion Principle; Community Trademark; intellectual property.;

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    • K11 - Law and Economics - - Basic Areas of Law - - - Property Law


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