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E.U. Advocate-General Sides With DaimlerChrysler In Trademark Spat With Picasso's Heirs

Law360 (September 8, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A European Union court has sided with German car maker DaimlerChrysler AG in its trademark dispute with the estate of Pablo Picasso.

Advocate General Damaso Ruiz-Jarabo Colomer, a senior legal adviser to the European Court of Justice, rejected a claim by the heirs to Picasso that the “Picaro” trademark registered by the automaker was too close to the Picasso name.

Picasso's heirs -- Claude Ruiz-Picasso, Paloma Ruiz-Picasso, Maya Widmaier-Picasso, Marina Ruiz-Picasso and Bernard Ruiz-Picasso -- own the trademark “Picasso” in the vehicles category, which they have...
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