Jour : 4 août 2006

Similarity between stationary and clothing

On February 24, 2006, the Paris Court of Appeal considered that clothing should be regarded as similar with school supplies (stationary).   For the Judge, whereas the nature, function and distribution networks of these products are not identical, the consumer will consider that they have the same origin because of the tendency of some clothing companies to …

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SPAM lacks distinctiveness for computer and communication services

On July 19, 2006, the OHIM Board of Appeals confirmed the Examiner rejection of the word mark SPAM in classes 36, 38 and 42 for lack of distinctiveness. For individuals familiar with the use of computers and interested in networking and electronic communications, SPAM would unambiguously indicate services that are intended to guarantee spam free …

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