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K and K Group v EUIPO – Pret a Manger (Europe): ECFI 30 Nov 2016

ECJ Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Figurative mark Pret A Diner – Earlier EU figurative mark PRET A MANGER – Earlier national word mark PRET – Relative ground for refusal – Genuine use of the earlier mark – Article 42(2) and (3) of Regulation … Continue reading K and K Group v EUIPO – Pret a Manger (Europe): ECFI 30 Nov 2016

Arrom Conseil v Euipo – Nina Ricci (Romeo has a Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the EU figurative mark Romeo has a Gun by Romano Ricci – Earlier EU word marks NINA RICCI and RICCI – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or reputation of … Continue reading Arrom Conseil v Euipo – Nina Ricci (Romeo has a Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

Arrom Conseil v EUIPO – Puig France (Romeo Has A Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the EU figurative mark Romeo has a Gun by Romano Ricci – Earlier EU word marks NINA RICCI and RICCI – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or reputation … Continue reading Arrom Conseil v EUIPO – Puig France (Romeo Has A Gun By Romano Ricci): ECFI 15 Sep 2016

The Body Shop International v OHMI – Spa Monopole (Spa Wisdom): ECFI 16 Mar 2016

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark SPA WISDOM – Earlier Benelux word mark SPA – Relative grounds for refusal – Unfair advantage taken of the distinctive character or the repute of the earlier trade mark – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-201/14, [2016] … Continue reading The Body Shop International v OHMI – Spa Monopole (Spa Wisdom): ECFI 16 Mar 2016

Cedc International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community figurative mark WISENT – Earlier national three-dimensional mark ZUBROWKA – Relative grounds for refusal – Similarity of the marks – Articles 53(1)(a) and 8(1)(b) and 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-449/13, [2015] EUECJ T-449/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:839 Bailii European, Intellectual Property Updated: 06 January 2022; Ref: … Continue reading Cedc International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

CEDC International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent Vodka): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – Community figurative mark WISENT – Earlier national three-dimensional mark ZUBROWKA – Relative grounds for refusal – Similarity of the marks – Articles 53(1)(a) and 8(1)(b) and 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-450/13, [2015] EUECJ T-450/13 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 European, Intellectual Property Updated: … Continue reading CEDC International v OHMI – Fabryka Wodek Polmos Lancut (Wisent Vodka): ECFI 12 Nov 2015

Spa Monopole v OHMI – Orly International (Sparitual): ECFI 5 May 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for registration of the word mark SPARITUAL – Earlier Benelux figurative and word marks SPA and LES THERMES DE SPA – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 M.E. Martins Ribeiro, P T-131/12, [2015] EUECJ T-131/12 Bailii Regulation (EC) … Continue reading Spa Monopole v OHMI – Orly International (Sparitual): ECFI 5 May 2015

Arnoldo Mondadori Editore v OHMI – Grazia Equity (Grazia): ECFI 26 Sep 2014

ECFI Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark GRAZIA – Earlier national figurative mark GRAZIA – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Lack of similarity between the goods – Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009 – Reputation … Continue reading Arnoldo Mondadori Editore v OHMI – Grazia Equity (Grazia): ECFI 26 Sep 2014

Environmental Manufacturing Llp v Office For Harmonisation In The Internal Market (Trade Marks And Designs): ECJ 14 Nov 2013

Appeal – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Figurative mark representing a wolf’s head – Opposition by the proprietor of the national and international figurative marks containing the word elements ‘WOLF Jardin’ and ‘Outils WOLF’ – Relative grounds for refusal – Detriment to the distinctive character of the earlier mark – Regulation (EC) No … Continue reading Environmental Manufacturing Llp v Office For Harmonisation In The Internal Market (Trade Marks And Designs): ECJ 14 Nov 2013

Swatch v OHMI – Panavision Europe (Swatchball): ECFI 19 May 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark SWATCHBALL – Community word and figurative marks and international word and figurative marks SWATCH and swatch – Relative ground for refusal – Damage to reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Judges: M. Prek (Rapporteur), P Citations: T-71/14, … Continue reading Swatch v OHMI – Panavision Europe (Swatchball): ECFI 19 May 2015

Puma v EUIPO – Gemma Group (Representation D’Un Felin Bondissant): ECFI 9 Sep 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for an EU figurative mark representing a bounding feline – Earlier international figurative marks representing a bounding feline – Relative ground for refusal – Sound administration – Proof of the reputation of the earlier marks – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-159/15, [2016] … Continue reading Puma v EUIPO – Gemma Group (Representation D’Un Felin Bondissant): ECFI 9 Sep 2016

Editions Quo Vadis v OHMIi – Gomez Hernsndez (‘Quo Vadis’): ECFI 29 Oct 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark ‘QUO VADIS’ – Earlier national word mark QUO VADIS – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-517/13, [2015] EUECJ T-517/13 Bailii Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 8(5) European, Intellectual Property Updated: 05 January 2022; … Continue reading Editions Quo Vadis v OHMIi – Gomez Hernsndez (‘Quo Vadis’): ECFI 29 Oct 2015

Coca-Cola v OHMI – Mitico (Master): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community figurative mark Master – Earlier Community figurative marks Coca-Cola and earlier national figurative mark C – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Similarity of the signs – Evidence relating to the commercial use of the … Continue reading Coca-Cola v OHMI – Mitico (Master): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

Formula One Licensing v OHMI – Idea Marketing (F1H2O): ECFI 21 May 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Community – Word mark F1H2O – Community, international, Benelux and national word and figurative marks with the element ‘F1’ – Relative grounds for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Unfair advantage taken … Continue reading Formula One Licensing v OHMI – Idea Marketing (F1H2O): ECFI 21 May 2015

Prada v EUIPO – The Rich Prada International (The Rich Prada): ECFI 5 Jun 2018

EU Trade Mark – Judgment – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU word mark THE RICH PRADA – Earlier national and international word and figurative marks PRADA – Relative grounds for refusal – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(5) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) – Taking unfair advantage of the distinctive character … Continue reading Prada v EUIPO – The Rich Prada International (The Rich Prada): ECFI 5 Jun 2018

Tsujimoto v EUIPO: ECJ 30 May 2018

EU Trade Mark – Judgment – Appeal – EU trade mark – Applications for registration of the word mark KENZO ESTATE – Earlier EU word mark KENZO – Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 8(5) – Relative ground for refusal of registration – Reputation – Due cause Citations: C-85/16, [2018] EUECJ C-85/16P Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: … Continue reading Tsujimoto v EUIPO: ECJ 30 May 2018

Gall Pharma v EUIPO – Pfizer (Styriagra): ECFI 3 May 2018

EU Trade Mark – Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU word mark Styriagra – Earlier EU word mark VIAGRA – Taking unfair advantage of the distinctive character or repute of the earlier mark – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 (now Article 8(5) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001) Citations: … Continue reading Gall Pharma v EUIPO – Pfizer (Styriagra): ECFI 3 May 2018

Shoe Branding Europe v EUIPO – Adidas (Position De Deux Bandes Paralleles Sur Une Chaussure) T-85/16: ECFI 1 Mar 2018

Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property – Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative mark consisting of two parallel stripes on a shoe – Earlier EU figurative mark representing three parallel stripes on a shoe – Relative ground for refusal – Damage to reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) … Continue reading Shoe Branding Europe v EUIPO – Adidas (Position De Deux Bandes Paralleles Sur Une Chaussure) T-85/16: ECFI 1 Mar 2018

Shoe Branding Europe v EUIPO – Adidas (Position De Deux Bandes Paralleles sur une Chaussure) T-629/16: ECFI 1 Mar 2018

ECJ (Judgment) Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property – Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU figurative mark consisting of two parallel stripes on a shoe – Earlier EU figurative mark representing three parallel stripes on a shoe – Relative ground for refusal – Damage to reputation – Article 8(5) of … Continue reading Shoe Branding Europe v EUIPO – Adidas (Position De Deux Bandes Paralleles sur une Chaussure) T-629/16: ECFI 1 Mar 2018

Tulliallan Burlington v EUIPO – Burlington Fashion (Burlington) T-123/16: ECFI 6 Dec 2017

EJ Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks : Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Word mark BURLINGTON – Earlier national word marks BURLINGTON and BURLINGTON ARCADE – Earlier EU and national figurative marks BURLINGTON ARCADE – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of … Continue reading Tulliallan Burlington v EUIPO – Burlington Fashion (Burlington) T-123/16: ECFI 6 Dec 2017

Tulliallan Burlington v Euipo – Burlington Fashion (Burlington The Original): ECFI 6 Dec 2017

ECJ Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks : Judgment – EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Figurative mark BURLINGTON THE ORIGINAL – Earlier national word marks BURLINGTON and BURLINGTON ARCADE – Earlier EU and national figurative marks BURLINGTON ARCADE – Relative ground for refusal – … Continue reading Tulliallan Burlington v Euipo – Burlington Fashion (Burlington The Original): ECFI 6 Dec 2017

Tulliallan Burlington v Euipo – Burlington Fashion (Burlington) – T-120/16: ECFI 6 Dec 2017

Intellectual, Industrial and Commercial Property : Trade Marks : Judgment -EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Union – Figurative mark Burlington – Earlier national word marks BURLINGTON and BURLINGTON ARCADE – Earlier EU and national figurative marks BURLINGTON ARCADE – Relative ground for refusal – Likelihood of confusion – … Continue reading Tulliallan Burlington v Euipo – Burlington Fashion (Burlington) – T-120/16: ECFI 6 Dec 2017

The Tea Board v EUIPO: ECJ 20 Sep 2017

Eu Trade Mark – Articlea 8 (B) – Word Marks and Figurative Marks Including The Word Element : Judgment – Appeal – EU trade mark – Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 8(1)(b) – Word marks and figurative marks including the word element ‘darjeeling’ or ‘darjeeling collection de lingerie’ – Opposition by the proprietor of … Continue reading The Tea Board v EUIPO: ECJ 20 Sep 2017

Jaguar Land Rover v EUIPO – Nissan Jidosha (Land Glider): ECFI 16 Feb 2017

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for EU word mark Land Glider – Earlier EU and national word and figurative marks LAND ROVER – Relative ground for refusal – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 Citations: ECLI:EU:T:2017:82, [2017] EUECJ T-71/15 Links: Bailii Jurisdiction: European Intellectual Property Updated: 31 January 2022; … Continue reading Jaguar Land Rover v EUIPO – Nissan Jidosha (Land Glider): ECFI 16 Feb 2017

Unicorn v EUIPO – Mercilink Equipment Leasing (Unicorn) T-124/15: ECFI 28 Oct 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark UNICORN – Earlier national word and figurative marks UNICORN and earlier national figurative mark representing a unicorn’s head – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:641, [2016] EUECJ T-124/15 Bailii Regulation (EC) … Continue reading Unicorn v EUIPO – Mercilink Equipment Leasing (Unicorn) T-124/15: ECFI 28 Oct 2016

Unicorn v EUIPO – Mercilink Equipment Leasing (Unicorn) T-125/15: ECFI 28 Oct 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU figurative mark UNICORN – Earlier national word and figurative marks UNICORN and earlier national figurative mark representing a unicorn’s head – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:640, [2016] EUECJ T-125/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property … Continue reading Unicorn v EUIPO – Mercilink Equipment Leasing (Unicorn) T-125/15: ECFI 28 Oct 2016

Unicorn v EUIPO – Mercilink Equipment Leasing (Unicorn-Cerpaci Stanice): ECFI 28 Oct 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the EU word mark UNICORN-cerpaci stanice – Earlier national word and figurative marks UNICORN – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 ECLI:EU:T:2016:642, [2016] EUECJ T-123/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 25 January 2022; Ref: scu.571261

Unicorn v EUIPO – Mercilink Equipment Leasing (Unicorn) T-201/15: ECFI 28 Oct 2016

ECJ (Judgment) EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU word mark UNICORN – Earlier national word and figurative marks UNICORN – Article 53(1)(a) and Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Reputation ECLI:EU:T:2016:639, [2016] EUECJ T-201/15 Bailii European Intellectual Property Updated: 25 January 2022; Ref: scu.571260

Lacamanda Group v EUIPO – Woolley (Henley): ECFI 28 Sep 2016

(Judgment) EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU word mark HENLEY – Earlier United Kingdom and EU word marks HENLEYS – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Taking unfair advantage of the distinctive character or the repute of the earlier mark T-362/15, [2016] EUECJ T-362/15 Bailii European European, Intellectual Property Updated: 23 … Continue reading Lacamanda Group v EUIPO – Woolley (Henley): ECFI 28 Sep 2016

Tsujimoto v Kenzo: ECJ 21 Jul 2016

(Order) Appeal – Article 181 of the Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice – Community word mark – Word mark KENZO ESTATE – Earlier Community word mark KENZO – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 8(5) – Partial rejection of the opposition C-87/16, [2016] EUECJ C-87/16 … Continue reading Tsujimoto v Kenzo: ECJ 21 Jul 2016

Future Enterprises v EUIPO – McDonald’s International Property (Maccoffee) (Judgment): ECFI 5 Jul 2016

Judgment – European Union trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – European Union word mark MACCOFFEE – Earlier European Union word mark McDONALD’S – Article 53(1)(a) and Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Family of marks – Taking unfair advantage of the distinctive character or repute of the earlier mark – Declaration of invalidit … Continue reading Future Enterprises v EUIPO – McDonald’s International Property (Maccoffee) (Judgment): ECFI 5 Jul 2016

Futbol Club Barcelona v EUIPO – Kule (Kule): ECFI 16 Jun 2016

ECJ (Judgment) European Union trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for European Union word mark KULE – Earlier national word marks and well-known mark CULE – Relative grounds for refusal – No genuine use of the earlier trade marks – Article 42(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009 … Continue reading Futbol Club Barcelona v EUIPO – Kule (Kule): ECFI 16 Jun 2016

Tsujimoto v OHMI – Kenzo (Kenzo Estate) T-414/13: ECFI 2 Dec 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – International registration designating the European Community – Word mark KENZO ESTATE – Earlier Community word mark KENZO – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 T-414/13, [2015] EUECJ T-414/13, ECLI:EU:T:2015:923 Bailii Human Rights European, Intellectual Property Updated: 07 January … Continue reading Tsujimoto v OHMI – Kenzo (Kenzo Estate) T-414/13: ECFI 2 Dec 2015

Dellmeier v OHMI – Dell (Lexdell): ECFI 24 Sep 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community word mark LEXDELL – Earlier Community figurative mark DELL – Relative grounds for refusal – Detriment to the distinctive character or the repute of the earlier mark – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Likelihood of confusion – Similarity … Continue reading Dellmeier v OHMI – Dell (Lexdell): ECFI 24 Sep 2015

Compagnie Des Montres Longines, Francillon v OHMI – Staccata (Quartodimiglio QM): ECFI 12 Feb 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community figurative mark QUARTODIMIGLIO QM – Earlier Community and international figurative marks representing two extended wings and earlier international figurative marks LONGINES – Relative grounds for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – No … Continue reading Compagnie Des Montres Longines, Francillon v OHMI – Staccata (Quartodimiglio QM): ECFI 12 Feb 2015

Compagnie Des Montres Longines, Francillon v OHMI – Cheng (B): ECFI 12 Feb 2015

ECJ Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community figurative mark QUARTODIMIGLIO QM – Earlier Community and international figurative marks representing two extended wings and earlier international figurative marks LONGINES – Relative grounds for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – No … Continue reading Compagnie Des Montres Longines, Francillon v OHMI – Cheng (B): ECFI 12 Feb 2015

Tsujimoto v OHMIi – Kenzo (Kenzo): ECFI 22 Jan 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark KENZO – Earlier Community word mark KENZO – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Duty to state reasons – Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 – Late submission of documents – Discretion … Continue reading Tsujimoto v OHMIi – Kenzo (Kenzo): ECFI 22 Jan 2015

Tsujimoto v OHMI – Kenzo (Kenzo): ECFI 22 Jan 2015

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark KENZO – Earlier Community word mark KENZO – Relative ground for refusal – Reputation – Article 8(5) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Late submission of documents – Discretion of the Board of Appeal – Article 76(2) of Regulation No 207/2009 … Continue reading Tsujimoto v OHMI – Kenzo (Kenzo): ECFI 22 Jan 2015

Oracle America v OHMI – Aava Mobile (Aava Core): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

ECJ (Judgment) Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark AAVA CORE – Earlier Community word mark JAVA and well-known mark within the meaning of Article 6a of the Paris Convention JAVA – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – … Continue reading Oracle America v OHMI – Aava Mobile (Aava Core): ECFI 11 Dec 2014

El Corte Ingles v OHMI – English Cut (The English Cut): ECFI 15 Oct 2014

ECFI Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark The English Cut – Earlier Community word and figurative marks National El Corte Ingles – Relative grounds for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8, paragraph 1 b) Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – No likelihood of association – … Continue reading El Corte Ingles v OHMI – English Cut (The English Cut): ECFI 15 Oct 2014

Herdade De S. Tiago Ii v OHMI – Polo/Lauren: ECFI 18 Sep 2014

ECFI Judgment – Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for the Community figurative mark V – Earlier Community, national and Benelux figurative marks representing a polo player – Relative grounds for refusal – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – Article 8(5) of Regulation No 207/2009 T-90/13, [2014] EUECJ T-90/13, ECLI:EU:T:2014:778 Bailii … Continue reading Herdade De S. Tiago Ii v OHMI – Polo/Lauren: ECFI 18 Sep 2014

Poslovni Sistem Mercator v OHMI – Mercator Multihull (Mercator Studios): ECFI 29 Mar 2012

poslovoni_mercatorECFI2012 ECFI Community trade mark – Opposition proceedings – Application for Community word mark MERCATOR STUDIOS – Earlier national and international figurative marks Mercator and Mercator Slovenska kosarica – Relative ground for refusal – No likelihood of confusion – Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 – No injury to reputation – Article 8(5) of … Continue reading Poslovni Sistem Mercator v OHMI – Mercator Multihull (Mercator Studios): ECFI 29 Mar 2012