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Color as a source of brand differentiation: Can it be defended?
Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)
  • Byron W Keating, University of Wollongong
  • T. R. Coltman, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
23202
Publication Date
1-1-2009
Publication Details
This article was originally published as Keating, BW and Coltman, TR, Color as a source of brand differentiation: Can it be defended?, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, 2009.
Abstract
Savvy marketers have long sought to exploit the psychological effects of color to differentiate their brands and create competitive advantage: IBM Blue, Coca- Cola Red, and BP Green. These are not new colors but well-known brand colors. While changes in international trademark law over the past decade paved the way for marketers to seek protection for a color associated with a brand, this case demonstrates some important challenges in defending such trademarks.
Citation Information
Byron W Keating and T. R. Coltman. "Color as a source of brand differentiation: Can it be defended?" (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/bkeating/6/