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Tuesday, 30 August 2005

NEXT WEEK IN THE ECJ


The ECJ returns from its summer holidays next week. Amongst the gems to be heard by the suntanned judges are:

  • The Advocate General’s opinion in Ruiz-Picasso v OHIM (PICASSO/PICARO) on Thursday. This concerns the way in which terms with a well-known meaning should be treated in confusion-based opposition cases. The IPKat feels that the CFI made a special case for the names of historical personalities in this case and wonder if the Advocate General will do the same.


  • The ECJ’s judgment in BioID v OHIM, also on Thursday, concerning the registrability of the term BioID is a specific typeface and with an ®.


Also, lots of CFI hearing and decisions due. One that has really caught the IPKat’s eye is the hearing in Royal County of Berkshire Polo Club v OHIM - Polo/Lauren, an opposition concerning the registrability of the term ROYAL COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE POLO CLUB on Thursday 15 September.

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