Brussels Court of Appeal: the word ‘ius’ is descriptive and can not be registered as a trade mark
Mon 23 Feb 2015, 12:06

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).