Monaco "devoid of distinctive character", rules EU court

Judgment was delivered today by the General Court in Case T-197/13 Monaco v OHIM. The Principality of Monaco cannot benefit from the protection of the trade mark MONACO in the EU in respect of certain goods and services. The word ‘MONACO’ designates the origin or geographical destination of the goods and services concerned and is devoid of distinctive character.

Country: EU

Domains: IPR

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: distinctive character, Monaco v OHIM, IPR, trademark

Posted on Thursday 15 January 2015

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