UCL Faculty of Laws


Expert workshop held to mark Dr Ilanah Fhima’s book launch

19 November 2019

The event marked the launch of Dr Fhima's new monograph, The Confusion Test in European Trade Mark Law.

Book launch - Dr Ilanah Fhima and Prof Dev Gangjee

UCL IBIL was delighted to host an expert workshop and reception to mark the launch of Dr Ilanah Fhima's new monograph, The Confusion Test in European Trade Mark Law, written with Professor Dev Gangjee, University of Oxford.

The event commenced with an afternoon roundtable workshop attended by 25 trade mark experts, including academics and practitioners. A panel comprising Allan James (Head of Trade Mark Tribunal, UK IPO), Gordon Humphreys (Chair of the 5th Board of Appeal, EUIPO), Emma Himmsworth QC (Appointed Person, One Essex Court) and Professor Robert Burrell (Oxford University) led discussions on selected themes from the book, chaired by Sir Richard Arnold, Lord Justice of Appeal. The was followed by a reception for colleagues, contacts and friends of the authors, including a brief presentation on the book by Lord Justice Arnold.

The book is the first comprehensive and systematic account of the confusion test within the harmonised European trade mark system. It considers how the test is applied by national trade mark registries across EU member states, by the EUIPO, by national courts, and by the CJEU, while also evaluating the viability of more recent developments such as initial-interest confusion, post-sale confusion and consumer responses to uses of trade marks on the internet.

Find out more about the event here, and details of the book can be found on the Oxford University Press website.

Image: Dr Ilanah Fhima and Professor Dev Gangjee at the book launch. Photo credit: James Nurton