Advance Magazine Publishers, Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office

European Union – Trade marks. The Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office had failed to strike a balance between the parties' interests within the meaning of the relevant caselaw and, accordingly, had committed a manifest error of assessment when considering the applicant company's appeal against the Opposition Division's decision to uphold the intervener company's opposition to the applicant's application for registration of the word sign 'VOGUE' as an EU trade mark. Consequently, the General Court of the European Union upheld the applicant's action for annulment of the Board's decision.

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