Genuine use of a trade mark

In a recent decision (case C-12/12 of 18.4.2013) the Court of Justice has clarified that the requirement of genuine use of a trade mark, within the meaning of Article 15(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 on the Community trade mark, may be satisfied where a registered trade mark, which has become distinctive as a result of the use of another composite mark of which it constitutes one of the elements, is used only through that other composite mark, or where it is used only in conjunction with another mark, and the combination of those two marks is, furthermore, itself registered as a trade mark.

05/31/2013 | Trade Mark