London cabs cannot be registered as a trademark

The Court in The United Kingdom ruled an interesting decision in the Case The London Taxi Corporation Ltd (t / a The London Taxi Company) v Frazer-Nash Research Ltd & amp; Another.

It concerns a request for invalidation of the following European trademark on absolute grounds, lack of distinctiveness.

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The court held that the mark is indistinctive as reproduced vision of car widely used for taxi services in England, especially in London.

Furthermore, the court held that the mark is not eligible for registration because consists of a shape which gives substantial value to the goods.

More information can be found here.

Source: Marques Class 46.

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