7 Jan
2009

The danger of developing a two-tier system

A decision of the European Court of First Instance not
to apply Article 6 ter of the Paris Convention to service
marks is proving controversial. If upheld on appeal,
the decision will open the door to the registration of
national emblems as part of service marks is proving controversial. If upheld on appeal, the decision will open the door to the registration of national emblems as part of service marks something that is prohibited for trademarks.