Fair use of trademarks on parts, accessories and ancillary products

The fair use of brands by third-party manufacturers of genuine parts which are intended to be ancillary or used as an accessory to the core goods of another party is a much-debated topic. It has both legal implications and high-stakes commercial ramifications in the manufacturing sector. The use of these brands by third parties is necessary to identify the core goods, thereby informing the consumer of the adaptability or compatibility of a part, spare part or accessory with the core goods in question.

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