A trade mark that evokes marijuana is against public policy and cannot be registered at the EUIPO

30 January 2020
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IGIR in Law

The Court of the European Union (CJEU), in case T-683/19 (European Union Court, Seventh Section, judgment of 12 December 2019) confirmed the decision by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO): a trade mark for a sign that makes an explicit reference to marijuana ought to be rejected on the grounds of public policy.

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