Legal News

Birkenstock appeal dismissed in pattern mark case (Birkenstock v EUIPO)

Birkenstock appeal dismissed in pattern mark case (Birkenstock v EUIPO)
Published on: 14 September 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Birkenstock appeal dismissed in pattern mark case (Birkenstock v EUIPO)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Case details

Article summary

IP analysis: The Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Birkenstock Sales Gmbh (Birkenstock) regarding a figurative international mark comprising crisscrossing wavy lines in a square which Birkenstock sought to register in the EU. The court held that there had been no error in the General Court’s conclusion that the mark was devoid of any distinctive character on the grounds that it was indissociable from the appearance of the goods and that it had been correct to apply the relevant case law in that respect. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

Popular documents