Colloseum Holding AG v Levi Strauss & Co – WLR Daily

Posted April 22nd, 2013 in EC law, law reports, trade marks by sally

Colloseum Holding AG v Levi Strauss & Co (Case C–12/12); [2013] WLR (D) 143

“The condition of ‘genuine use’ of a trade mark, within the meaning of article 15(1) of Council Regulation (EC) No 40/94 of 20 December 1993 on the Community trade mark, was satisfied where a registered trade mark, which had become distinctive as a result of the use of another composite mark of which it constituted one of the elements, was used only through that other composite mark, or where it was used only in conjunction with another mark, and the combination of those two marks was, furthermore, itself registered as a trade mark.”

WLR Daily, 18th April 2013