General Court rejects Deutsche Post opposition on grounds of low similarity
In Deutsche Post AG v EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (Case T-537/15, 26 June 2018) the General Court has upheld a First Board of Appeal of the EUIPO decision which found that the disputed trademarks – notwithstanding the common word element ‘post’ – showed sufficient visual, aural and conceptual differences to rule out a likelihood of confusion among the relevant public. The decision follows a similar recent decision by the General Court in Case T-118/16, in which Deutsche Post failed in opposing an application for the word mark BEPOST.
Want to read more?
Register to access two of our subscriber only articles per month
Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the World Trademark Review experts
What our customers are saying
The searchable online World Trademark Review database is a valuable research tool.
Subscribe to World Trademark Review to receive access to the full range of trademark intelligence, insight, and case law, as well as our guides, rankings and daily market insight delivered to your inbox.
Register for more free content
- Read more World Trademark Review blogs and articles
- Receive the editor's weekly review by email