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Trade mark class headings

  • IP Translator: AG says OHIM is wrong on class headings

    November 29, 2011

    The Advocate General at Europe’s highest court has said today that OHIM’s class-heading-covers-all approach to applications does not provide the clarity required for registering trade marks

  • Why brand owners could lose rights in Europe

    October 18, 2011

    IP owners with trade marks in Europe should review their portfolios before the IP Translator decision to avoid losing the scope of their rights

  • IP Translator hearing: what the parties said

    October 14, 2011

    Lawyers representing the UK, Denmark, Germany, Ireland and France lined up this week to tell the Court of Justice why OHIM should change its practice on class headings and how it affects trade mark owners

  • Managing IP’s guide to the IP Translator case

    October 11, 2011

    Officials from OHIM and national IP offices are heading to Luxembourg to urge 13 judges from Europe’s highest court to rule in their favour in a case relating to class headings. Managing IP explains the dispute

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