Use of a figurative trademark

|Gert Würtenberger| According to the observations of the author of this Blog contribution, cancellation proceedings in relation to Union trademarks having been registered for more than 5 years are steadily increasing. This is not astonishing bearing in mind that the Union trademark system exists now for more than 20 years.

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Combination of two colours to be protected as trademarks – Regulation No 207/2009 – Article 4 and 7 (1)(a)

|Gert Würtenberger| While the European Union Trademark Regulation mentions in particular colours to be protected as trademarks, it is difficult to achieve their registration due to a number of aspects: – distinctiveness may be a problem as colours very often have a merely decorative or functional purpose; – their limited number, with the consequence that […]

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