Hauck v Stokke: CJEU clarifies 'nature of goods' and 'substantial value' exceptions in relation to shape marks

By Warner, J.

The Court of Justice of the European Union has provided clarification regarding the interpretation of the grounds in Articles 3(1)(e)(i) and (iii) of the Trade Marks Directive which preclude the registration as trade marks of signs which consist exclusively of the shape which ‘results from the nature of the goods …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice