The Smiley Company SPRL v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (Trade Marks and Designs)

European Union – Trade marks. The General Court of the European Union partly upheld the action brought by The Smiley Company SPRL (Smiley) against the decision of the First Board of Appeal of the Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) concerning opposition proceedings between the examiner and Smiley regarding the application by the latter for registration of a trade mark of a three-dimensional sign comprising the shape of a face.

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