Descriptive or distinctive? Birkenstock sole pattern held to be invalid
An application for a declaration of invalidity against the registration of the Birkenstock sole pattern has succeeded on the basis of lack of distinctiveness, but failed on the grounds of descriptiveness, customary use and shape. The decision underlines the differences between descriptive and distinctive character.
To read more
Register for limited access
Register to receive our weekly newsletter and access two of our subscriber-only articles per month.
Subscribe and start reading now
Subscribe for unlimited access to articles, in-depth analysis and research from the WTR experts.
Already have access? Login below
Copyright © Law Business ResearchCompany Number: 03281866 VAT: GB 160 7529 10