General Court finds that 'land' is distinctive for cars

European Union

In Jaguar Land Rover Ltd v EUIPO, the General Court has annulled a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of the EUIPO finding that there was no likelihood of confusion between Nissan’s mark LAND GLIDER and Jaguar Land Rover’s earlier LAND ROVER marks for cars in Class 12. Among other things, the court held that the board had erred in finding that the word ‘land’ would be understood by the whole of the public in the European Union.

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