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General Court slices through hunting company’s appeal in TASER case

Martínez Albainox, SL, v EUIPO. Case T‑341/19. General Court. 28 May 2020On 28 May 2020, the General Court rejected Martínez Albainox, SL’s (“the Applicant’s”) appeal from a decision of the Fourth Board. The General Court found that the Applicant’s registration for a figurative mark including the word TASER (“the contested mark”) was likely to be...
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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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