Boris Becker's Ex-Wife Wins EU Trademark Ruling

Law360, New York (June 24, 2010, 7:26 PM EDT) -- Barbara Becker, the ex-wife of German tennis star Boris Becker, has won a European court ruling in a case where her application for a trademark on her name was challenged by a U.S. audio equipment maker with a German subsidiary called Harman/Becker Automotive Systems GmbH.

The European Court of Justice on Thursday set aside a 2008 ruling by the General Court of the European Union, which held that Becker's trademark application should be rejected because of a likelihood of confusion with Harman International Industries' mark on...
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