Brands Update — March 2014: magnetic attraction?
The applicant, Mega Brands International, filed Community trademark applications for the figurative mark and the word mark MAGNEXT covering goods including ‘toys and playthings, in particular multi-part construction toys’.
An opposition was filed based on the earlier registered Spanish word mark MAGNET 4, which covered partially identical goods. The opposition succeeded at the Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) and the applicant’s appeal was rejected by the Boards of Appeal. The applicant appealed further to the General Court…
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