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Jul 11, 2019
Simon Casinader, Senior Associate, K&L Gates LLP, United Kingdom
First published at www.iplawwatch.com


Three stripes and you’re out!” – The EU General Court r...


Simon Casinader, Senior Associate, K&L Gates LLP, United Kingdom, First published at www.iplawwatch.comOn 19 June 2019, the EU General decided a case about the validity of Adidas’ EU trade mark registration for three stripes. In the General Court’s decision, the Court upheld the invalidity of the mark on the basis that: (i) the mark wasn’t used consistently and evidence of reversed/amended versions of the mark was inadmissible; and (ii) Adidas failed to show acquired distinctiveness across the EU, providing admissible evidence for only five EU Member States. In 2013, Adidas applied for EU Trade Mark 12442166 with the  read more