French Pocket trademarks stopped new EU application for Pocketbook

UntitledThe General Court ruled in case T-596/15 which regards an attempt for registration of an EU trademark POCKETBOOK for Class 9. Against this application, an opposition was filed based on earlier French trademarks for Classes 9, 16, 38 and 41 and domain pocket.fr.

EUIPO upheld this opposition in the light of the fact that the leading element between the signs is POCKET which although has low distinctive character regarding some of the goods and services, can create confusion among consumers.

In addition, ‘portable and handheld digital electronic devices’ are complementary to the data carriers and they can be sold in the same retail outlets. The ‘portable and handheld digital electronic devices’ are also complementary to the on-line publication services.

The Court upheld this decision.

Source: Alicante news.

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