“Mark my words” - Trademarks and Fundamental Rights in the EU

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“Mark my words” - Trademarks and Fundamental Rights in the EU. / Schovsbo, Jens Hemmingsen.

I: UC Irvine Law Review, Bind 8, Nr. 3, 2018, s. 555-581.

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Schovsbo, JH 2018, '“Mark my words” - Trademarks and Fundamental Rights in the EU', UC Irvine Law Review, bind 8, nr. 3, s. 555-581.

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Schovsbo, J. H. (2018). “Mark my words” - Trademarks and Fundamental Rights in the EU. UC Irvine Law Review, 8(3), 555-581.

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Schovsbo JH. “Mark my words” - Trademarks and Fundamental Rights in the EU. UC Irvine Law Review. 2018;8(3):555-581.

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Schovsbo, Jens Hemmingsen. / “Mark my words” - Trademarks and Fundamental Rights in the EU. I: UC Irvine Law Review. 2018 ; Bind 8, Nr. 3. s. 555-581.

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