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Souvenir industry battered by CJEU castle name ruling

Patrick Wingrove, London

The CJEU has dismissed a trade mark appeal over a German castle name in a decision that overrules the German Federal Court and opens the gates for other European heritage-site owners to monopolise their marks

In a blow to the souvenir industry that will fortify heritage-site owner’s control of their marks, the Court of Justice of the EU yesterday rejected a trade mark appeal made by a German souvenir federation over a German castle’s name....

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