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In Good Shape: The General Court Declares Pirelli’s Mark Registrable- Pirelli Tyre SpA vs. EUIPO, T-447/16

BACKGROUND The applicant, Pirelli Typre SpA, filed an application for a registration of an EU trademark on the 23rd of July 2001, for the following figurative sign in class 12: ‘Tyres, solid, semi-pneumatic and pneumatic tyres, rims and covers for vehicle wheels of all kinds, vehicle wheels of all kinds, inner tubes, wheel rims, parts,…

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BREXIT … what’s going on ? PART2

Since our BREXIT WHAT’S GOING ON PART I was published on October 2018, we have been tracking the news as police tracks robbers. On November 13rd, 2018,  Agreement on the BREXIT was finally reached between UK and EU representatives, and followed by the EU political declaration. Such declaration states the broader guidelines on future relations…

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Finding the right balance: The importance of the right measure regarding the distinctiveness of a position trademark (T-184/17)

Leifheit AG filed a position trademark application described as follows: « the position mark is composed by four green squares apposed on the down face of a balance, in each corner, close to the border. » The trademark claims class 9, namely scales. This trademark has been refused by the EUIPO considering its lack of distinctiveness. Indeed,…

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