Marks that use Swiss flag ruled invalid
On September 5 2012 the Court of Gravenhage in the
Netherlands issued its decision in a procedure between amongst
others Recticel, a Swiss manufacturer of beds and mattresses,
and Swiss Sense, a Dutch company in the same sector.
Recticel opposed the registration of several trade marks and
trade mark applications by Sense (shown above). It argued that
Sense misled the public as to geographical origin of its
products by using trade marks and a trade name which contain
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