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Thursday, 2 June 2005


Today's Opinion of the Advocate General in Case C-37/03 BioID AG v OHIM has been posted on the Curia website. Alas for the IPKat, it's not in English (it's only in seven of the EU's twenty official tongues). Off the top of this head, the IPKat seems to recall that the figurative mark BioID was earlier held unregistrable as a Community trade mark for biometric identity testing equipment, for want of distinctiveness. He'd love to know what the AG suggests the European Court of Justice should do.

What is biometrics here
The International Biometric Society here

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