Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH v OHIM

    April 2013

    The General Court has upheld an OHIM Board of Appeal decision rejecting the OHIM designation of an international registration of the word mark RELY-ABLE for services in classes 38, 41 and 42, mainly relating to clinical trials. The mark was found to be non-distinctive and laudatory.

    *This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May 2013. For further information, please go to