IP analysis: The Court of Justice has handed down a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 3(1)(c) of Directive 2008/95/EC concerning whether a trade mark which designates wine products and includes a term that is commonly used to describe facilities or sites in which wine is produced could be regarded as descriptive. The court held that such facilities would constitute a characteristic of the goods or services and therefore fall within the scope of Article 3(1)(c).
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