In case T-257/08 Biotronik GmbH & Co. v OHIM (9 July 2009) Biotronik applied for registration of BioMonitor as a CTM for goods and services in classes 9, 10 and 38. OHIM refused the application on the grounds that it was purely descriptive, in particular for consumers in German or English-speaking countries of the EU. Biotronik appealed to OHIM's 4th Board of Appeal which upheld the refusal.
In May 2008, international law firm Hammonds became a limited liability partnership. Hammonds LLP and its affiliated undertakings has offices in Birmingham, Leeds, London and Manchester in the UK, and in Berlin, Brussels, Beijing, Hong Kong, Madrid, Munich and Paris.