Using a logo on a website may constitute trademark infringement


The Finnish Market Court has ruled that the use of a registered device mark (logo) on the website of a car maintenance and repair business can be considered an infringement of a trademark, as use of a logo (instead of a mere word mark) was considered to be unnecessary. The court found that the use of the plaintiffs’ device marks on the defendant’s website might have caused the public to believe that the companies were economically linked.

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