Journal Article

Absolute bar for registration of trade marks which are imitations of State emblems

Véronique De Ridder

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

Volume 5, issue 1, pages 12-14
Published in print January 2010 | ISSN: 1747-1532
Published online December 2009 | e-ISSN: 1747-1540 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jiplp/jpp194
Absolute bar for registration of trade marks which are imitations of State emblems

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The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that a Community trade mark application for a sign containing a maple leaf and the letters ‘RW’ below it should be rejected for all the goods and services applied for, since it is an imitation from a heraldic point of view of the Canadian State emblem.

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Subjects: Arbitration ; Intellectual Property Law

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