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E.U. Court to Rule on Audi Trademark Wednesday

Law360 (December 1, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- European courts will rule on Wednesday in a trademark case involving automaker Audi which could shed new light on the registration of descriptive trademarks.

The Court of First Instance (CFI), Europe’s lower court, will decide whether the acronym "TDI" (which stands for ‘Turbo Diesel Injection’), is too descriptive as a term to be registered as a European Union trademark.

The case has reached the CFI after the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM), the EU’s intellectual property law watchdog, refused Audi’s application for the...
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