The decision of the Second Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Giro Travel Company v Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG (R200/2017-2, January 23 2018) has confirmed that, despite the change in the 'graphic representation' requirements, the Sieckmann criteria remain in play. This case concerned Andreas Stihl AG & Co KG (Stihl), a leading German chainsaw manufacturer since as early as 1971, and Giro Travel Company (Giro), a Romanian importer of chainsaws.

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