Free-Riding on the Repute of Trade Marks – Does Protection Generate Innovation?

10 Pages Posted: 14 Aug 2018

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Ansgar Ohly

Ludwig Maximilian University Munich

Date Written: September 14, 2017

Abstract

This paper looks into the relation between trade marks and innovation. It distinguishes trade marks from other IP rights and explains why and in which respects trade marks foster innovation.

Keywords: Trademark, Innovation, EU Law

JEL Classification: K11, K29

Suggested Citation

Ohly, Ansgar, Free-Riding on the Repute of Trade Marks – Does Protection Generate Innovation? (September 14, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3223325 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3223325

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