Lack of national reputation not necessarily a bar to use of Community trade mark to object to later national applications

By Montagnon, R., Smith, J.

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) found that reputation in a single EU Member State can be enough to sustain an objection by the holder of an earlier Community trade mark (CTM) to the registration of a national trade mark under Article 4(3) of Trade Marks Directive …read more

Source:: Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice