Where copyright ends, trade mark may begin: the EFTA Court allows relay races of intellectual property rights over artworks
Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice
Oxford University Press
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In April 2017, the EFTA Court confirmed that out-of-copyright works can be registered as trade marks without - in principle - being in breach of the public policy or morality exclusions, as long as the sign is neither descriptive nor lacking distinctiveness.
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