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Does the use of a company name or a trade name worth be a trademark use?

Does the use of a company name or a trade name worth be a trademark use?

In the same vein that the judgment about the trademark Grand Frais, the Cancellation Division of the EUIPO has recently confirmed the cancellation for non-use of the trademark Cactus, a trade name for a supermarket, for cosmetic products. If the use as company name and trade name is admitted, no serious use in the meaning of the trademark law is … Read the rest

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A bad grade for Armani

A bad grade for Armani

There is nothing wrong the registration of a single letter as a trademark, provided it fulfils its trademark function and be perceived as an indication of origin for consumers. This is not the case for the first, and one of the most used letters of our Latin alphabet, reproduced without stylistic effort.

This cancellation decision is also an opportunity to … Read the rest