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Lack of conceptual similarity, by itself, weighs against existence of likelihood of confusion, finds General Court

A recent judgement by the General Court provides a useful reminder of the tests for assessing likelihood of confusion, as well as the evidentiary requirements for establishing the distinctiveness of a disputed mark. Florence Chapin sets out the case. 

By Florence Chapin,
Lack of conceptual similarity, by itself, weighs against existence of likelihood of confusion, finds General Court
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Who owns ‘France’?

The French government is in conflict with another company over trademarks containing the word ‘France’. Novagraaf’s Ardine Siepman examines a recent ruling by the General Court of the EU, which considered whether anyone could even own the word ‘France’.

Who owns ‘France’?

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