EU Court Grants Use Of 'Dr. No' Mark Beyond Bond

Law360, New York (July 6, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A European court has given a German company the go-ahead to use the trademark Dr. No for a line of products, despite protests from the makers of the 1962 James Bond film "Dr. No" that the mark is likely to cause confusion with the film franchise.

The European Court of First Instance ruled June 30 that U.S.-based Danjaq LLC failed to show that “Dr. No” marks were used for commercial purposes, finding instead that it was the “James Bond,” “007” and gun symbol marks that were...
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