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The Principality is not allowed to register the trademark “Monaco”: according to the GC it lacks distinctive character

  • Martini Manna Avvocati
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  • European Union, Monaco
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  • January 29 2015

The General Court of the European Union (“GC”) recently rejected the complaint filed by Marques de l’État de Monaco (“MEM”) a Monegasque company connected with the

Executive Summary - January 28, 2014

  • WongPartnership LLP
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  • European Union, Singapore, United Kingdom
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  • January 28 2015

The Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Act (“GST Amendment Act”) was passed by Parliament on 8 October 2014 and took effect

Trade marks - case law highlights 2014

  • Mewburn Ellis LLP
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  • European Union
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  • January 28 2015

In November 2010, Apple registered the following 3D trade mark in the US in class 35 (retail services), described as “the distinctive design and

Typeface trade marks

  • Marks & Clerk
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  • European Union
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  • January 27 2015

According to a recent decision of the General Court of the European Union (EGC), where an earlier mark has a reputation, it is possible for two

Negata al principato la registrazione del marchio “Monaco”: secondo il TUE manca di carattere distintivo

  • Martini Manna Avvocati
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  • European Union
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  • January 26 2015

Il Tribunale dell'Unione Europea ("TUE") ha recentemente rigettato il ricorso proposto dalla Marques de l'État de Monaco ("MEM") -

EU: be aware, parasitic copiers: actual use of a trade mark application might prove free-riding!

  • Hogan Lovells
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  • European Union
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  • January 21 2015

If existing commercial use of a trade mark application shows the applicant's intention to offer parasitic copies, examples of such use can be valid

Board of Appeal held to have gone too far in refusing suspension based on groundless suspicions

  • FRKelly
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  • European Union, Romania
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  • January 19 2015

In Royalton Overseas Ltd v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-55612), the General Court has considered and annulled a

Sharpen up your opposition with Article 8(4): Laguiole (Szajner v Ohim)

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • January 5 2015

In addition to relying upon registered trade marks, it is possible to attack a pending or registered Community trade mark (CTM) on the basis of

Change in circumstances: still a right to be heard?

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • January 5 2015

This article discusses a recent General Court (GC) decision that set out certain conditions under which an applicant's interests in bringing

Vans v OHIM: court finds Vans' fashion application out of line

  • D Young & Co
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  • European Union
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  • January 5 2015

The General Court (GC) has dismissed an appeal against a ruling of the Board of Appeal (BoA) that a sign consisting of a single wavy line was not