VF International v EUIPO – National Geographic Society (National Geographic) (EU Trade Mark – Judgment) T-518/20: ECFI 10 Nov 2021

EU trade mark – Invalidity proceedings – EU figurative mark NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC – Earlier non-registered mark GEOGRAPHIC – Relative ground for refusal – Use in the course of trade of a sign of more than mere local significance – Article 8(4) and Article 52(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 40/94 (now Article 8(4) and Article 60(1)(c) of Regulation (EU) 2017/1001)

[2021] EUECJ T-518/20, ECLI:EU:T:2021:784

Intellectual Property

Updated: 05 December 2021; Ref: scu.670053