- Court of Justice dismisses appeal in SO’BiOētic trade mark opposition (Groupe Léa Nature v EUIPO)
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- What did the court decide?
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IP analysis: The Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal against a decision of the General Court in opposition proceedings relating to the figurative EU trade mark SO’BiOētic in classes 3 and 25. It has held that the General Court correctly carried out its assessment of Articles 8(1)(b), 8(4) and 8(5) of Regulation (EC) 207/2009. In the circumstances, the decision of the General Court to annul the decision of the Board of Appeal stands, and the opposition based on two earlier registrations for the word mark SO...? in classes 3 and 25 is rejected.
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