The Swiss Federal Commission of Appeal for IP Rights has overturned a decision of the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IGE) that revoked the registration of the mark BIN LADIN (Case MA-RS 01/02, June 30 2004). The commission held that (i) there was no legal basis for the revocation of a duly registered trademark, and (ii) BIN LADIN was neither offensive nor did it affect Switzerland's reputation.

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