This month we report on the Advocate General's opinion in Iron & Smith v Unilever as to whether the registrations of a national trade mark can be validly opposed on the basis of an earlier CTM with reputation, where the reputation was not enjoyed in the relevant Member State in question. We also report on the Court of Appeal decision in Mattel v Zynga concerning a claim for infringement of trade marks for SCRABBLE and SCRAMBLE.

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