Research and analysis

Trade mark cluttering

An exploratory report examining the problem of 'cluttering' of trade mark registers.


Trade mark cluttering: an exploratory report

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The report consists of two parts:

  • the first presents a conceptual discussion of ‘cluttering’ of trade mark registers
  • the second part provides an exploratory empirical analysis of trade mark applications at the Intellectual Property Office and the European Trade Mark Office
  • this part contains results of a descriptive and an econometric analysis

Authors: Georg von Graevenitz, Christine Greenhalgh, Christian Helmers and Philipp Schautschick

Published 19 April 2012