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German PTO gives green light for all to use Black Friday mark

Patrick Wingrove, London


Super Union Holdings will appeal German PTO ruling that “Black Friday” lacks distinctiveness and is not suited to identify commercial origin

The German Patent and Trade Mark Office has found that it’s not possible to register the trade mark Black Friday, which refers to the day after Thanksgiving in the US.

Hong Kong-based company Super Union Holdings registered the mark in...


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