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Budvar wins acquiescence case at CJ

Simon Crompton, London

The Court of Justice of the EU has ruled that acquiescence in the use of a trade mark is an issue of EU law, and requires the mark owner to be able to oppose its use

The ruling goes against the advice of the Advocate General, which had said in its February 2011 opinion that the CJ did not have to answer the questions because they were a matter of national law.

Questions were referred by...

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