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Protection of Well Known Trademarks in Iran

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Title: Protection of Well Known Trademarks in Iran
Author: Mojgan Jahanpour
Organisation: Prime IP Services
Author Info: IP Consultant & Partner
Abstract: As part of Iran's obligations under the Paris Convention, the Iranian courts have consistently discouraged hijacking of well-known trade marks. Even where the marks are not well known, the courts have consistently held in favor of marks that emerge from one of the Paris Convention countries and have prior international (outside Iran) use of the mark. In a recent court decision, the world renowned Armani trade mark won a landmark infringement action against an Iranian individual who sought registration of a trade mark for Arman in Persian script in international classes 30, 35 and 39 for saffron. The key points to note here are that the word Arman has a meaning in Persian (
Keywords: Iran, Trademark Protection, Well Known Trademarks
Date Added: 11/3/07
Category: Trademark
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