Margherita Bariè wrote an article titled "General Court confirms that EUIPO may accept supplementary evidence of use filed belatedly", including three main statements:
- The EUIPO may accept supplementary proof of use of an earlier mark which has not been submitted in due time
- The use of a trademark is genuine when it guarantees the identity of the origin of the goods/services for which the trademark is registered
- The weak distinctive character of the earlier mark does not, in itself, preclude a likelihood of confusion with a later mark
This article first appeared on WTR
Daily, part of World Trademark Review
, in February 2020.
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