FRIDAY, 29 JANUARY 2010
'Genuine use': MARQUES speaks out
Since not all readers of Class 46 are MARQUES members, they may not yet know of that organisation's clear articulation of its criticism of the recent and controversial decision of the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property in ONEL/OMEL (transcript in English, here; discussed here and here on Class 46) that the use of a Community trade mark in a single EU Member State only was insufficient to constitute 'genuine use' upon which the proprietor of an earlier mark could rely in opposition proceedings.

MARQUES's statement is not yet posted on MARQUES website, but you can read the salient parts of it here

Posted by: Jeremy Phillips @ 14.51
Tags: Genuine use, proof of use,
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