28 Jun
2012

ECJ delivers blow to Lindt in ‘chocolate rabbit’ decision

In Chocoladefabriken Lindt & Sprüngli AG v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case C-98/11 P, May 24 2012), the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) has put an end to Lindt’s hopes of securing a Community trademark (CTM) for its gold foilwrapped chocolate rabbit with a red ribbon and small bell.