Arctic Cat Inc. v European Union Intellectual Property Office

European Union – Trade marks. The Fifth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office had correctly found that there was a likelihood of confusion, in respect of goods covered in Class 25 (but not those covered in Class 12) of the Nice Agreement, between the figurative trade mark representing a member of the cat family jumping to the right, sought to be registered as an EU trade mark by the applicant company, and earlier EU and UK figurative marks, owned by the intervener company, Slazengers Ltd, registered in the UK. Accordingly, the General Court of the European Union dismissed the applicant company's action for annulment of the Board's decision.

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