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EU General Court holds stylised cannabis mark contrary to public policy (Santa Conte v EUIPO)

Published on: 12 December 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • EU General Court holds stylised cannabis mark contrary to public policy (Santa Conte v EUIPO)
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Article summary

IP analysis: The General Court has dismissed an appeal against a decision of the EUIPO Board of Appeal that an application to register as an EU trade mark a figurative sign featuring the words ‘CANNABIS STORE AMSTERDAM’ against a background of marijuana leaf symbols should be refused on the basis that it was contrary to public policy, pursuant to Article 7(1)(f) and Article 7(2) of Regulation 2017/1001. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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