Claranet Europe Ltd v European Union Intellectual Property Office

European Union – Trade marks. The Fourth Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) had correctly refused registration of an EU figurative mark 'claranet' applied for by the applicant company, on the basis that, contrary to art 8(1)(b) of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009, there was a likelihood of confusion between that mark and the earlier Benelux word mark 'CLARO' registered by CLARO SA. The General Court of the European Union so held in dismissing the applicant's action against EUIPO's decision.

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