Brussels Court of Appeal: the word ‘ius’ is descriptive and can not be registered as a trade mark

The Brussels Court of Appeal held that the word ‘ius’ (a Latin for ‘law’) is descriptive for legal services and cannot be registered as a trade mark in the case regarding  Mr De Smet’s application at the Benelux Office of Intellectual Property (BOIP) for the word ‘ius’ to be registered as a Benelux word mark in class 35 (advertising services) and 42 (scientific and technological services). 

Country: Belgium

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: Judicial

Tags: ius, BOIP, Belgium, court decision, legislation, trade mark

Posted on Monday 23 February 2015

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