Brands Update — March 2014: Carrera wins the race

The EU General Court (GC) has upheld the Board of Appeal’s decision refusing protection of the applicant’s mark in respect of ‘clothing, footwear, headgear, belts’ and ‘beach bags, bags for sports, bags for campers, shopping bags, handbags, bum bags, rucksacks, particularly carry bags [and] school bags’. The applicant’s mark was accepted for ‘valises, travelling trunks, vanity cases, parasols [and] umbrellas’. The opposition was based on the registration for the device mark CARRERA above for ‘clothing, including belts and footwear’.

The GC found that the Board of Appeal was right in finding similarity between the marks based on the following…

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