adidas AG v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

European Union – Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union granted the annulment sought by adidas AG in respect of the decision of the Second Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs), relating to opposition proceedings between adidas AG and Shoe Branding Europe BVBA, regarding the application by the latter company for registration of a figurative mark consisting of 'two parallel lines positioned on the outside surface of the upper part of a shoe' as a Community trade mark.

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