The judgment of the Court of First Instance in Case T-115/03 Samar v OHIM (Grotto), has been posted on the European Court of Justice website today. Unfortunately, this exciting decision -- involving an application to register the word mark GAS STATION and what looks like an opposition involving a figurative mark containing the words BLUE JEANS GAS, is available in just eight of the 20 official languages.

Meanwhile the IPKat's translation watch sadly recalls the unfortunately-named Case T-348/02 Quick v OHIM, which is available in only five languages despite having been decided on 27 November 2003. A more promising case is Case T-399/02 Eurocermex v OHIM, decided on 29 April 2004 and already available in six languages.

Slow things here, here, here, here and here
A LOAD OF GAS, BUT NOT IN ENGLISH A LOAD OF GAS, BUT NOT IN ENGLISH Reviewed by Jeremy on Tuesday, July 13, 2004 Rating: 5


  1. The Metropolitan line is slower (especially this morning :-( )

  2. The more complaints I read about slow translations, the more I expect IPKat to announce it will learn another EC language. My vote goes to Hungarian! I'm quite happy with my native language, Dutch, though...

  3. As many links as you want!

  4. putting to waste some good money that could have been used in other areas of development for the business involved.


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