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While the goods covered by the mark applied for in Class 3 differed from those covered by the earlier mark in Class 5 due to the latter’s therapeutic indication, they shared the same objective and were likely to incorporate the same ingredients.
27 May 2022
The case highlights that nothing prevents a distinctive sign from also serving other purposes, in particular decorative purposes.
25 May 2022
The Board of Appeal of the EUIPO committed a manifest error of assessment in rejecting PricewaterhouseCoopers Belastingadviseurs NV’s request for a suspension of proceedings.
20 May 2022
The decision confirms the factors to be taken into consideration in comparing figurative marks containing word elements.
19 May 2022
The decision serves as a reminder of the criteria for the assessment of descriptive character, especially when a sign contains a geographical designation.
16 May 2022
The decision is likely to have an impact on brands’ procedures for communications with service providers.
12 May 2022
Rights of representation, policymaking, litigation and diversity are all high on the agenda for the new Chartered Institute of Trademark Attorneys president, Rachel Wilkinson-Duffy.
11 May 2022
The European Union is nearing approval of stronger requirements for domain name registration data that would allow trademark owners to better track down those behind fraudulent websites.
11 May 2022
The court found that the applicant could not criticise the Board of Appeal for finding that “medical biofeedback apparatus and instruments” were aimed both at professionals and at the general public.
10 May 2022
The General Court upheld a EUIPO decision dismissing an opposition on the ground that the opponent had failed to demonstrate that it was the owner of the prior rights on which the opposition was based.
06 May 2022
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