Intersection between trademark rights and naming rights

circle light

In a recent case a high-profile trademark consisting of a famous family name was infringed through use in the course of trade by someone with the same family name. The Court of Appeal marked out the limits of trademark protection when competing with naming rights and defined the requirements that trademark owners must meet to shield their trademarks from exploitation under the cover of exercising legitimate naming rights.

Claudia Csaky, Ferdinand Graf & Marija Krizanac, ILO Newsletter, July 13, 2015

Inquiry note:

Graf Isola Logo

GRAF ISOLA Rechtsanwälte GmbH
T +43 1 401 17 – 0
E marketing@grafisola.at

Authors

Marija Križanac
CIPP/E, CIPM | Mag.iur. (University of Vienna) | Attorney-at-Law
T:+43 1 401 17 - 0
Ferdinand Graf
LL.M. (NYU) | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Partner
T:+43 1 401 17 - 0
Claudia Csáky
LL.M. (LONDON) | Dr.iur. (University of Vienna) | Attorney-at-Law
T:+43 1 401 17 - 0