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D. M. KERLY, M.A., LL.B.,
Sometime Fellow and MacMahon Law Student of St. John's College, Cambridge; Author of

An Historical Sketch of the Equitable Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery,"

OF THE INXER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

LONDON:
SWEET AND MAXWELL, LIMD., 3, CHANCERY LANE,

Law Publishers,
MEREDITH, RAY, & LITTLER, MANCHESTER;
HODGES, FIGGIS, & CO., LD., AND E. PONSONBY, DUBLIN;

C. F. MAXWELL, MELBOURNE & SYDNEY.

1894

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. F. ROWORTH, GREAT NEW STREET, FETTER LANE, E.C.

PREFACE.

The progressive development in recent years of the law with regard to trade-marks and trade descriptions, and the growing importance of the rights which this branch of the law is designed to protect, originally suggested to the Author that a more detailed and systematised statement of the decisions and statutes in which it is contained than had previously been made might possibly be found useful. The presentation of such a statement has rendered it essential to trace the origin and growth of the rights and remedies which are involved, and to make some attempts at the definition of general principles and the formulation of rules; and this has been the more necessary because the leading authorities on trade-mark law are, in an unusual degree, involved with the facts of the particular cases in which they are embodied.

The Author has sought to present, in his Introductory Chapter, a general view of the law, to trace in outline its origin and history, and to mark the

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