That application was opposed by Kamsut and is currently pending a decision of the Trade-mark
Owners of existing UK trade-mark
registrations should take the following practical steps:
19) However, a person has no First Amendment right to make a misleading use of a trade-mark
of another person to criticize the latter.
It relied on the terms of Section 2 of the Act: "'distinctive,' in relation to a trade-mark
, means a trade- mark that actually distinguishes the wares or services in association with which it is used by its owner from the wares or services of others or is adapted so to distinguish them;.
The talks, the first stage of the World Trade Organisation dispute settlement process, concern the new US trade-mark
rules contained in the so-called Section 211 law.