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Austrian Bank Takes Trademark Case To Top EU Court

Law360, London (February 26, 2018, 2:21 PM GMT) -- Addiko Bank AG has lodged an appeal with the European Union’s top court as it challenges a decision by the EU Intellectual Property Office to throw out its bid to trademark a term that the bank uses in its branding.

The Austrian firm’s application to register “Straightforward Banking” was rejected by the intellectual property office, known as EUIPO, in October 2017, following a legal battle that went all the way to the registration body’s Second Board of Appeal.

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