As WTR went to press, the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) issued its decision in Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys v Registrar of Trademarks (Case C-307/10), often referred to as the IP TRANSLATOR case.
In Formula One Licensing BV v OHIM (Case C-196/11 P, May 24 2012), the ECJ set aside a decision of the General Court, holding that the latter did not have jurisdiction to question the validity of a national trademark used to oppose the registration of a CTM.
In Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG v Office for
Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case C-98/11 P, May 24 2012), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has put an end to Lindt’s hopes of
securing a Community trademark (CTM) for its gold foilwrapped chocolate rabbit with a red ribbon and small bell.
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Almost one and a half months later than originally planned, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has revealed the first batch of applications for new generic toplevel domains (gTLDs) at a press conference held in London.