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Trademarks--Law and legislation, Intellectual property, European Union


Professor Dinwoodie discusses the "Territoriality of Trade Marks in a Post-National Era"; proposing that a cardinal principle of IP law is that it is territorial, and it has always been that way even within the international systems since the late 19th century. However, global trade and social changes along with the creation of the online marketplace have called into question the practical relevance of this territoriality principle.There is a growing gap between the global reach of trade and the local nature of IP law, and what should be of interest to us is how we respond to this gap between the social reality and the legal principle of territoriality.

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