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The case highlights that, where the purchase of certain goods is driven by an effort to improve health, it can be assumed that the consumer’s level of attention will be higher than average.
29 April 2022
In a blow to Daimler AG, the General Court has confirmed that a figurative mark consisting of a pattern of white, three-pronged stars on a black background was devoid of distinctive character.
26 April 2022
A key aspect of the decision was the reasoning used isolate the distinctive and dominant element of the signs in order to conclude that there was a likelihood of confusion.
22 April 2022
As a large number of non-alcoholic beverages in Class 32 and alcoholic beverages in Class 33 are generally consumed or marketed together, there was a proximity between those types of goods.
20 April 2022
The decision of the General Court provides a primer on how to assess the similarity of goods.
12 April 2022
The case is significant as it further develops the conditions established in SANDRA PABST, which took a strong stance against Michael Gleissner’s abusive practices.
08 April 2022
The decision considers the criteria to take into account in assessing whether there has been any alteration in the distinctive character of a mark due to its use as a figurative sign, or pursuant to the addition of word elements.
06 April 2022
The CJEU reiterated that, pursuant to Ferrari, the burden of proof in a revocation for non-use application lies with the registered proprietor.
05 April 2022
The General Court confirmed that the design at issue, which represented an item of furniture, lacked individual character.
04 April 2022
The list of top 50 representative filers at the EUIPO in 2021 includes a number of well-known firms that are mainstays of rankings tables.
04 April 2022
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