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The Cancellation Division of the EUIPO has dismissed a request for the revocation of the mark TRUMP, finding that the owner had proven genuine use for all the contested services in Class 43.
04 December 2023
The General Court annulled the decision of the EUIPO Board of Appeal in these opposition proceedings, reiterating that the evidence of genuine use must be assessed as a whole.
01 December 2023
The Board of Appeal confirmed that the motion mark, which consisted of cutting an oval cheese with a knife and then assembling the pieces into a heart shape, lacked distinctiveness.
30 November 2023
The court confirmed that the registration of I MASTER.GOLF in Classes 9, 38, 42 and 45 was likely to take unfair advantage of the reputation of the earlier mark MASTERS.
29 November 2023
The decision highlights that revocation actions and subsequent conversion proceedings are separate proceedings.
24 November 2023
The assessment of the similarity between two marks cannot be limited to taking into consideration only one component of a composite mark and comparing it with another mark.
22 November 2023
The EUIPO Board of Appeal concluded that the sign diverged sufficiently from the norm in the corresponding sectors for it to retain a minimum degree of distinctive character with respect to the goods.
16 November 2023
WTR’s monthly column tracks trademark and related policy developments, including the progress of major bills, from around the world.
15 November 2023
The case serves as a reminder that the mere announcement of a new product is not sufficient to prove unregistered trademark rights under Article 8(4) of Regulation 2017/1001.
14 November 2023
The decision examines the registrability of marks consisting of signs or indications that are also used as advertising slogans, indications of quality or incitements to purchase.
10 November 2023
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