17 January 2006

Mea Culpa: Well known Marks and Arms

I made an error in yesterday's post on the protection of the pope's coat of arms. I described the arms as a well-known mark. That's not the law. Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa.

An anonymous reader has pointed out that art 6bis Paris Convention protects well known marks and art 6ter state emblems, official hallmarks, and emblems of intergovernmental organizations. That happens sometimes when you try to inflate a story on a generally news flat day into news.

If I may be a bit impertinent in revenge, Anonymous counsels us not to confuse statutory provisions. The Paris convention is of course a treaty not a statute. But your point is well taken and thanks.

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