Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2015] All ER (D) 63 (Jun)
Court: General Court of the European Union (Third Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Papasavvas (President), Forwood and Bieliunas (Rapporteur)

Judgment Dates: 21 May 2015

Catchwords

European Union - Trade marks - Registration - Refusal - Applicant company applying to register figurative sign depicting word 'Splendid' as Community trade mark - Examiner refusing registration on basis that mark devoid of any distinctive character - Respondent's First Board of Appeal upholding examiner's decision and dismissing applicant's appeal - Whether Board erring - Council Regulation (EC), art 7(1)(b), (c), 7(2).

The Case

European Union Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union dismissed the action brought by Mo Industries LLC (Mo) against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs) concerning an application by Mo for registration of a figurative sign 'Splendid' as a Community trade mark.

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