Confusion in the wine list: prior GI v prior trade mark as relative grounds for refusal in OHIM opposition proceedings

By Van den Eede, E.

The General Court of the European Union recently concluded that the OHIM Opposition Division and Board of Appeal erred in finding a likelihood of confusion between the earlier Community trade mark NOVAL BLACK for ‘wine’ and the later Community trade mark application WINE IN BLACK for the same coverage, allowing …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice