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Feet story and latin tongue

In case T-286/08, the General Court considered that the word mark HALLUX was descriptive in class 10 for ‘orthopaedic articles’ and in class 25 for ‘shoes’. This may look weird at first sight but, for those familiar with Latin, HALLUX means ‘big toe’ … Who said that dead tongues served to nothing? On a more…

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Pharmaceuticals similarity gets stricter?

On December 15, 2010 (TOLPOSAN vs./ TONOPAN), the General Court considered that ‘muscle relaxant, medicines containing tolperison; muscle relax ant veterinary preparations containing tolperison’  had a low degree of similarity with an ‘analgesic which soothe pain, in particular for treating headaches and migraines’. For the Court, the respective primary therapeutic indications of the goods at…

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GOTCHA got you

Judgment T-169/09 is for those of you who still doubt that the Community practice is abandoning the automatic prevalence of word parts over device elements for trademarks consisting of words and device. The General Court actually made it clear when upholding that the mark below was dissimilar with the word mark GOTHA by censoring the…

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Want a chocolate (as trademark)?

Chocolate truly are part of the Christmas period…. even at the OHIM! Four decisions have been issued by the General Court on December 17, 2010 in cases T-336/08, T-337/08 T-346/08 and T-395-08 about the Lindt bunny displayed in gold and red colours, a shape of the reindeer, a red dibbon and the cholcolate bunny shape…

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IP New year!

Toute l’équipe d’IP TALK vous adresse ses meilleurs vœux pour la nouvelle année. La propriété industrielle a connu des développements et des tournants particulièrement marquants en 2010. Le nombre de lecteurs de notre blog s’est lui aussi accru et nous vous en remercions !  2011 sera très certainement une année très dense en actualités juridiques notamment…

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COMPETENCE ENTRE TGI ET TC : LA FRONTIERE EST FLOU

On se souvient que, dans une affaire dite « La Motte » la Cour de Cassation avait décidé que lorsqu’une action pouvait avoir une incidence même indirecte sur la portée des droits de propriété industrielle (en l’occurence une marque) le tribunal compétent était le TGI et non le Tribunal de Commerce. La Cour de Cassation statue le 23…

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Registering a color CTM

Decisions relating to the shades of colors filed as CTMs are rare enough to be worth mentioning. This one related to the orange shade shown below and filed in class 7 for ‘articulated robots to handle, treat and weld, with the exception of clean room robots, medical robots, and robots to apply lacquer; parts for…

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Scars trademarks lead to a scaring decision

Just published is a decision of the Court of First Instance of Paris which said that the association of the word ‘CIKATRICE’ (unusual spelling for the French word meaning ‘scar’) with 3 claws limited the interpretation to be given to the drawing, namely a scar which could have multiple origins. In the contested mark, the…

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The SEROSTIM / SEROSLIM case

While confirming a likelihood of confusion between the marks SEROSLIM and SEROSTIM, the General Court issued on September 28, 2010, an interesting decision on two points. With regards to the relevant public, the General Court said that, while the medium consumer has a higher degree of care when dealing with pharmaceutical products, he does not…

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