Reports of Trade Mark Cases for CIPA August 2020

By Katharine Stephens, Ciara Hughes, Aaron Hetherington, Louise O'Hara, Lauren Kourie , Lucy Wiles, Adeena Wells, Robert Rose, Theo Cooper, Hilary Atherton, Bryony Gold, Mark Day, Charlotte Peacock

09-2020

In this month's report, we report on the General Court’s decision on genuine use in Diesel SpA v EUIPO; Sprinter megacentros del deporte, SL (T-615/18) and discuss AG Hogan’s opinion on the similarity between online marketplace services and retail services in Wallapop, SL v EUIPO, Unipreus, SL (C-763/18 P). We also review the UK High Court’s decision on PlanetArt’s trade mark infringement and passing off claims against Photobox’s use of its Photobox Free Prints app icon in PlanetArt LLC & Anr v Photobox Ltd & Anr ([2020] EWHC 713 (Ch)).

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