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F1 is descriptive

Simon Crompton, London


A judgment from the General Court of the EU yesterday said that the owners of Formula 1 could not prevent another company from using the term F1 in a trade mark, because it is descriptive

Racing-Live SAS had filed an application in 2004 with OHIM for the Community trade mark F1-Live in order to sell Formula 1 tickets, books and competitions. That was opposed by Formula One Licensing, based on its F1 logo that is...


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