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What makes a Community trade mark invalid?

What makes a Community trade mark invalid?
Published on: 28 July 2012
Published by: LexisPSL
  • What makes a Community trade mark invalid?
  • Original news
  • What does this tell us about community trade marks?
  • On what grounds was the mark invalid?
  • What are the practical implications for those holding/registering a community trade mark?
  • What part does ‘technical function’ play in the assessment of the validity of community trade marks?
  • What should lawyers take from this case?

Article summary

Intellectual Property analysis: The Reddig case was more than a clarification of the law on Community trade marks. Bill Lister, intellectual property partner at Heatons, explains how it is also a reminder that technical designs should be protected by patent or by design rights. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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