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IPHONE mark held inherently non-distinctive


Apple Inc applied to the Swiss Trade Mark Office to register the word mark IPHONE for broadly worded goods in classes 9 and 28, the specified class 9 goods being essentially telephones and functionally related products. The Office rejected the application for the class 9 goods on the grounds that the mark IPHONE will be immediately understood by consumers as describing a telephone with internet- or information technology-related functions, and accordingly represents a non-distinctive, descriptive indication.

Apple appealed the decision to the Federal...


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Daniel Alexander QC on vg form at @hsflegal seminar talking about Europeanisation of IP law (not entirely a gd thing) http://t.co/cSNjMLLT52

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David Wilson had a neat flowchart showing #UPC opt-out at @HSFlegal seminar today http://t.co/S9qgMTwKIC http://t.co/SygpT7FYRK

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