Moreira v European Union Intellectual Property Office

European Union – Trade marks. The Second Board of Appeal of the European Union Intellectual Property Office had correctly decided that the applicant had acted in bad faith in registering the word sign 'NEYMAR' as an EU trade mark, which corresponded directly to the name under which the intervener, a Brazilian footballer internationally known, had become known for his football performances. Consequently, the General Court of the European Union dismissed the applicant's action for annulment of the Board's decision to uphold the intervener's application for a declaration of invalidity against the applicant's mark.

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