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.

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