A recent whiff of change
Niall Tierney considers the impact of three recent rulings from the European Court of Justice on the registration of functional shapes and smells as trade marks
Since the implementation of the European Trade Marks
Harmonization Directive and the Regulation on the Community Trade
Mark, it has been generally accepted that shapes, smells and sounds
can qualify for trade mark registration in the European Union. Two
recent rulings by the European...
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