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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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New step for past commented decision

On November 12, 2008, the CFI confirmed the partial cancellation of the Lego brick for construction toys. The Court regarded as pointless the addition of non-essential characteristics having no technical function. The objective appreciation excludes perception through the sole target consumer. At this stage, the fighting margin of LEGO was limited to law considerations but …

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FIFA not scoring their trademarks on the bench!

On June 20 and 30, 2008, the First Board of Appeal of the OHIM declared the Community trademarks WORLD CUP GERMANY, WORLD CUP 2006, WM 2006, GERMANY 2006 and WORLD CUP 2006 GERMANY as invalid. For the Board, these signs are exclusively descriptive indications of the goods and services claimed, which must remain available for …

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