Can you use anothers trademark to advertise your goods
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The short answer is yes!
The usual legal position is that the proprietor of a registered trade mark
cannot prohibit a third party from from using their trade mark to indicate the
intended purpose of a product.
This applies to, in particular, spare parts and accessories which one trader
wants to advertise are compatible with another traders goods. However, the use
must be necessary to indicate that purpose and must be in accordance with honest
practices in commercial and industrial matters. There must be no risk that the
public will be lead to believe that there is a commercial connection between the
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2007-10-09 11:56:09 in Legal Articles