Monthly Archives: November 2019

General Court’s Multiplus decision

General Court’s MULTIPLUS decision highlights status to be accorded to national registrations in opposition proceedings

  • Sona Nutrition opposed the registration of figurative marks containing the element ‘multiplus’ in Class 5 based on the earlier Irish mark MULTIPLUS in the same class;
  • The Board of Appeal found that ‘multiplus’ was devoid of distinctive character and, therefore,...
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Regulating Content in our brave new digital world

The viewing habits of consumers have shifted from traditional TV screens to portable devices, particularly among younger generations.  The revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive (“the AVMSD”) emerged out of concern for minors and EU member state citizens who are exposed to harmful content online including illegal content and content that contains incitement to hatred, violence...
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