Trade Marks Update
Document No: PUB 20I/14
This update summarises the main trade mark judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union from the last twelve months. Although perhaps none are radical, certain provide useful legal and practical guidance, whilst others lay the ground for potentially interesting national decisions.
The judgments have been classified into four broad categories: (i) those relating to exotic marks; (ii) two decisions with important practical consequences for brand owners; (iii) two judgments which consider “unfair advantage taking”; and finally (iv) two decisions considering the admissibility of evidence submitted out of time to OHIM.