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Published 01.01.06 at 09:30

Logos are signs and signifiers that denote the source of goods or services. Although these may be common words or images, and so may not be protected as copyright due to insufficient originality, they can be registered as trade marks after which their use by other parties becomes actionable. See Exxon Corp v Exxon Insurance Consultants International (1981) 3 All ER 241.

The Glossary of IP Terms was prepared by Sarah Andrew of Arts Council England.

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Please note that this article discusses the legal position in the UK at the time of publication. It provides general information only but is not to be regarded as legal advice. You must take advice from a specialist lawyer in relation to your specific circumstances. Further, you should seek additional legal advice when dealing with parties based in other parts of the world or works originating from other parts of the world as the legal position may vary.

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