TOBBIA or not TOBBIA is no longer the question

European Union

The EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) First Board of Appeal has overruled the EUIPO Cancellation Division and declared the trademark TOBBIA and device confusingly similar to PEPPA PIG and device, primarily due to the device elements of the two animals. The board found that the devices were visually similar, but did not address the dissimilarity of the word elements.

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