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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General Court: imperfect recollection

General Court: imperfect recollection of earlier mark imputes likelihood of confusion, even for specialised and highly attentive public

  • Celesio opposed registration of CELESON in Class 10 based on earlier mark CELESIO also in Class 10;
  • Board of Appeal found that there was likelihood of confusion, despite high level of attentiveness of relevant public;
  • Court agreed,...
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