The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) Board of Appeal has recently confirmed (Case R0109/2017-1) a decision of the EUIPO Cancellation Division (Decision 11300C) according to which, when examining the use of an earlier registration for the purpose of Article 15(1)(a) of the EU Trademark Regulation, the strict conformity between the signs as used and registered is unnecessary provided the difference is in negligible elements and that they are broadly equivalent.

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