Revisiting the Japanese Unfair Competition Law: post-Bellure

Onishi, Hiroko (2011) Revisiting the Japanese Unfair Competition Law: post-Bellure. European Intellectual Property Review, 33(6), pp. 368-374. ISSN (print) 0142-0461

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Abstract

Discusses the European Court of Justice ruling in L'Oreal SA v Bellure NV (C-487/07) on the protection of a well-known luxury brand against infringement by the sale of products described as similar by reference to comparison lists, compares the protection of well-known brands under the Japanese Unfair Competition Prevention Act 1934, reviews Japanese case law, and examines whether the owners of famous trade marks should qualify for a higher level of protection in Japan.

Item Type: Article
Research Area: Law
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Business and Law
Faculty of Business and Law > Kingston Law School
Depositing User: Hiroko Onishi
Date Deposited: 16 May 2011 15:40
Last Modified: 16 May 2011 15:40
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/18987

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