Gibbons on Trade Marks Law, Third Edition

Gibbons on Trade Marks Law, Third Edition


The definitive work on trade marks law in Ireland


Author: Glen Gibbons | ISBN: 978-1-911611-81-3  | Format and Price: Hardback €175| Publication Date:  February 2023

“…the author has taken the opportunity to set out in a clear, concise, yet comprehensive way this often complex area of law.” 


Mr Justice Frank Clarke (former Chief Justice, Foreword to 1st edition)


Gibbons on Trade Marks Law, Third Edition,  by Glen Gibbons SC, provides a comprehensive examination of Irish trade marks law including analysis of all significant Superior Court and Irish Intellectual Property Office jurisprudence. Principal case law from the UK, Court of Justice and General Court are also included in this leading text book.

Gibbons on Trade Marks Law, Third Edition, is fully updated and includes:

  • Full analysis of the statutory position in Ireland concerning the opposition, registration, invalidity and revocation of trade marks;
  • A detailed consideration of the jurisprudence concerning online trade mark disputes including website targeting;
  • The impact of the Supreme Court Merck judgment on interlocutory trade mark injunctions;
  • The position of unorthodox trade marks in relation to registration and invalidity;
  • A review of the remedies available including the position of damages and declaratory relief;
  • Comprehensive analysis of IPOI decisions under the Trade Marks Act 1996;
  • Recent developments in passing off and comparative advertising.


Content includes

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: International Developments

Chapter 3: Passing Off and Ancillary Torts

Chapter 4: Trade Mark Registration

Chapter 5: Absolute Grounds for Refusal of Trade Mark Registration

Chapter 6: Relative Grounds for Refusal of Trade Mark Registration

Chapter 7: Surrender, Revocation and Invalidity

Chapter 8: Infringement

Chapter 9: Defences

Chapter 10: Remedies and Criminal Sanctions

Chapter 11: Practice and Procedure

Appendix I: Consolidated Trade Marks Act 1996

Appendix II: Consolidated Trade Marks Rules 1996

Who Should Buy This Book?

Gibbons on Trade Marks Law, Third Edition  is a must for all intellectual property lawyers in Ireland and especially trade mark agents. Barristers and solicitors who specialise in commercial law will also have a keen interest  in this title as well as ‘in-house lawyers’ working in SMEs and large corporations.


About the Author

Glen Gibbons is a barrister with extensive experience of IP litigation in Ireland.



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