In Simba Toys GmbH & Co KG v European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (C-30/15 P, November 10 2016), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (First Chamber) held that the EU General Court had erred in taking the view that the essential characteristics of the shape of the product at issue did not perform a technical function. The subject matter originated in 1996 when Seven Towns...

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