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Friday, 11 February 2005


Here are some forthcoming trade mark treats from the Court of First Instance, listed on the European Court of Judgment's diary. The CFI will give its decisions this coming Tuesday, 15 February.

* Case T-169/02 Cervecería Modelo v OHIM - Modelo Continente Hipermercados, in which a Community trade mark applicant is appealing against at decision of the OHIM Third Board of Appeal to allow in part an opposition on the basis of a likelihood of confusion.

The mark applied for was a figurative mark featuring a bottle of beer containing the words NEGRA MODELO for products in Classes 25, 32 and 42. The opponent already held a national registration for the word mark MODELO for goods in Classes 25 and 32.

* Case T-296/02 Lidl Stiftung v OHIM - REWE-Zentral, in which the owner of a national registration of the national figurative trade mark LINDERHOF for products in Class 33 appealed against the Third Board of Appeal's dismissal of his appeal against the Opposition Division's rejection of his opposition to an application to register as a Community trademark the word LINDENHOF for products in Class 32.

The IPKat looks forward to sharing these goodies with you once the rulings are posted.

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