EU General Court refuses registration of KLOSTERSTOFF

European Union

In Alpirsbacher Klosterbräu Glauner GmbH & Co KG v EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) the EU General Court dismissed an appeal against the EUIPO’s refusal on absolute grounds to register the word mark KLOSTERSTOFF. The court agreed that the application was merely descriptive and that it would be misleading to register the mark for “non-alcoholic beverages, in particular non-alcoholic beer”.

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