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In brief: EU General Court rules on evidence burden in 'small differences' cases (Antrax It v EUIPO-Vasco Group )

In brief: EU General Court rules on evidence burden in 'small differences' cases (Antrax It v EUIPO-Vasco Group )
Published on: 17 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • In brief: EU General Court rules on evidence burden in 'small differences' cases (Antrax It v EUIPO-Vasco Group )
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IP & IT analysis: Ashley Roughton, consultant at Nabarro, considers the case of Antrax It v EUIPO-Vasco Group (Thermosiphons pour radiateurs). The design right owner lost his registered Community design on the basis that, being under an obligation to prove what was known by the notional informed user, he failed to do so because his evidence lacked substance, was of poor quality and was seemingly irrelevant. He was therefore unable to show that small differences in designs would be appreciated by the informed user when assessing the question of individual character. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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