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General Court reiterates criteria for assessing validity of designs in cheese design case

“This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in December 2021. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com. » The EUIPO upheld MJ Dairies’ action for a declaration of invalidity of Muratbey’s design on the ground that it lacked individual character The General Court agreed that the earlier designs were disclosed to …

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3D trademark misfires: Glock shoots too late and misses target

“This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in October 2021. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com. » The Court of Appeal has cancelled Glock’s 3D mark for the shape of its Glock 17 pistol on the ground that it lacked distinctiveness The evidence submitted by the defendants established that the …

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Opponent’s prayers are not answered as General Court recognises 2021 strength of term ‘amen’

“This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May 2021. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com. »   The General Court has annulled a decision of the Board of Appeal nding that there was a likelihood of confusion between ÂME and AMEN. The court found that ‘amen’ possesses a clear …

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Une exception à la protection limitée des marques courtes ?

Le 26 novembre 2008, la Cour d’Appel de Paris a considéré comme similaires les marques TATI et ITAT. Pour le Judge, par un effet miroir lié à l’inversion de l’ordre des lettres, ITAT constitue la parfaite symétrie de TATI de sorte que les signes peuvent être vues et lues de la même manière ou encore …

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