Katherine Thompson writes for CITMA about why the General Court denied Victoria's Secret Stores Brand Management Inc's attempt to invalidate a registration for BODYSECRETS. An invalidity action was brought under Articles 7(1) (b), (c) and (d) EUTMR and Victoria's Secret challenged on absolute grounds but not on prior rights. This is important reminder of the fact that evidence of non-trade mark use is not necessarily evidence that the mark lacks distinctiveness. You can read the full article here.
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