- Date for assessing absolute grounds in invalidity proceedings is date of filing (Safe Skies LLC v EUIPO)
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IP analysis: The Court of Justice has dismissed an appeal by Safe Skies LLC in which it sought to set aside the General Court’s finding that the relevant date for the purpose of assessing whether there are absolute grounds for refusal of registration of a trade mark in invalidity proceedings is that of the date of filing the application for registration. In accordance with the Advocate General’s opinion, the court dismissed the claim by reasoned order on the grounds that it was manifestly inadmissible and unfounded.
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