Year: 2019

General Court: genuine use may be established if mark as used differs from mark as registered only in insignificant respects

This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in August 2019. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com  In proceedings for the cancellation of mobile.de’s MOBILE.RO mark, Rezon was asked to provide genuine use of the earlier mark MOBILE The board of Appeal found that genuine use of the earlier mark …

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The Olympic rings partially fallen! (Decision on Cancellation No 3 689 C)

Only available in French. Once again, we are faced with the cancellation of a trademark that all indications were that it would be untouchable. The EUIPO decided otherwise and in March this year pronounced the partial revocation of the trademark registered by the IOC in 1998 in classes 1 to 45.  This case raises several …

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A journey among the degrees of protection of geographical indications of spirit drinks within the European Union (3/3) – Third and last stop: journey into unknown lands!

Thank you for joining us for the last part of our journey to discover the different degrees of protection of the geographical indications (GIs) of spirit drinks within European Union (EU). As you sure remember, the first steps of our trip led us to discover two degrees of protection offered by article 16.a) and b) …

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