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By Hans Georg Zeiner
A frequently recurring problem in connection with CTMs is the issue of registrability of slogans or other laudatory advertising statements. In a recent decision the General Court added additional interesting criteria.
By Hans Georg Zeiner
In a recent decision the General Court again dealt with the absolute grounds of refusal of Article 7 Para 1 lit (b) and (c).
By Hans Georg Zeiner
There is no doubt that the word SPLENDID is a word of the general English language which for almost all products and services is to be considered as descriptive with a laudatory aspect and which, as such, also lacks distinctive character.