EU To Take New Look At 'Seven' Trademark Appeal

Law360, New York (October 6, 2011, 6:02 PM EDT) -- The European Union General Court ruled on Thursday that the EU's trademark arbiter was wrong to dismiss the appeal of an Italian luggage maker that had claimed an American company was attempting to register a trademark confusingly similar to the Italian company's logos.

The Luxembourg-based tribunal said the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market's appeals board erred in letting Seven For All Mankind LLC off the hook in an appeal raised by Turin, Italy-based Seven SpA, saying that because the two companies make a nearly...
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