|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 250 (Apr)|
|Court:||Court of Justice of the European Communities (Third Chamber)|
Judges Rosas (President), Malenovsky (Rapporteur), Puissochet, von Bahr and Lohmus
|Judgment Dates:||27 April 2006|
European community - Trade marks - 'Likelihood of confusion' - Relevant time for assessing likelihood of confusion between trade mark and similar sign - Loss of distinctive character owing to conduct of trade mark proprietor after use of sign commenced - Reference for preliminary ruling - Interpretation of directive - Whether court to assess public perception at time when use of allegedly infringing mark commenced or after commencement of use complained of - First Council Directive (EEC) 89/104, arts 5(1), 12(2).