Invited Overseas Researchers | Apostolos Chronopoulos

Apostolos Chronopoulos  
Apostolos Chronopoulos
Lecturer, Centre for Commercial Law Studies (CCLS), Queen Mary University of London

 Visiting Term

14 July 2014 - 20 September 2014

 Research Theme

“The Doctrine of Functionality in Trademark Law – Comments on the Japanese System of Trademark Protection”


LLB (Athens); LLM (Lond.); LLM Eur. (Munich); PhD (Munich); Member of the Athens Bar.



Das Markenrecht als Teil der Wettbewerbsordnung, Hilty, R.M. / J. Drexl / G. Schricker / J. Straus (Editors): Schriftenreihe zum gewerblichen Rechtsschutz, München, Carl Heymanns Verlag (2013).

[Journal Articles]

  • Goodwill Appropriation as a Distinct Theory of Trademark Liability – A Study on the Misappropriation Rationale in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, (forthcoming), 22:3 Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal 253-310 (2014).​
  • Legal and Economic Arguments for the Protection of Advertising Value Through Trademark Law, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 4, No. 4, 256-276 (2014).
  • Trade Dress Rights as Instruments of Monopolistic Competition: Towards a Rejuvenation of the Misappropriation Doctrine in Unfair Competition Law and a Property Theory of Trademarks 16.1 Marquette Intellectual Property Law Review 119-179 (2012).
  • Determining the Scope of Trademark Rights by Recourse to Value Judgements Related to the Effectiveness of Competition – The Demise of the Trademark-Use Requirement and the Functional Analysis of Trademark Law, 42 (Issue 5) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 535-570 (2011).
  • Patenting Standards: A Case for US Antitrust Law or a Call for Recognizing Immanent Public Policy Limitations to the Exploitation Rights Conferred by the Patent Act? 40 (Issue 7) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law, 782-816 (2009).