Pinterest given lifeline by OHIM Board of Appeal

In Pinterest Inc v Premium Interest Ltd (Case R0102/2014/2), the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM has annulled a decision of the Opposition Division dismissing an opposition by popular social media company Pinterest Inc against registration of the mark PINTEREST by Premium Interest Limited. The board stated that the Opposition Division should take into consideration “the evidence filed before [it] which was incorrectly not taken into account, as well as the additional evidence filed before the board”.

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