A coexistence agreement concerning EU trade marks must include the explicit consent of the holder of earlier rights to the registration of the conflicting mark

By Giannino M.

Abstract

General Court of the European Union, Agricola Italiana Alimentare Spa (AIA) v EUIPO, T-389/16, EU:T:2017:492, 13 July 2017For a coexistence agreement concerning a European Union trade mark (EUTMR) to be legally enforceable, it must comply with Article 53(1) of the EU trade mark Regulation 207/2009 (EUTMR), according to which the …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice