TRES TOROS 3 rejected due to geographical indication

European Union

In Bodegas Verdúguez, SL v the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), the EU General Court upheld a EUIPO Fifth Board of Appeal decision to refuse an application for the denominative mark TRES TOROS 3. It held that the appellant did not prove that the mark would be perceived by the relevant public as a semantic unit which refers to a bullfight between three bulls, rather than the protected designation of origin 'Toro'.

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