Finnish Supreme Administrative Court decides emoticon cannot be trade marked
This is a comment on the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court judgement on Viestinnan Keskusliitto ry v Mattila, which decided that a trademark consisting of punctuation marks should not be registered because of the absence of distinctive character and the need to preserve the right of competitors to use a descriptive sign.
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In considering whether a design right could be registered, it is not sufficient to solely compare the filed design to the claimant’s own design.
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