18 Apr

ECJ: ‘third party’ under Article 9(1) includes owner of later registered CTM

In Fédération Cynologique
Internationale v Federación
Canina Internacional de Perros
de Pura Raza (Case C-561/11),
the European Court of Justice
(ECJ) has held that that a ‘third
party’ under Article 9(1) of the
EU Community Trademark
Regulation (207/2009) includes
the owner of a later registered
Community trademark (CTM).