Heinrich Kreyenberg v OHIM (European Commission - Intervening Party)

    September 2013

    The General court has confirmed that CTM Registration no. 6110423 for is invalid on the basis of Art 7(1)(i) CTMR.

    The General Court confirmed that, for the registration of a mark to be contrary to Art 7(1)(i) CTMR, it must either be an identical copy, or an imitation of an emblem of particular public interest that is not covered by the Paris Convention, and must mislead the general public to believe that there is a connection between the goods andor services offered under the mark, and the organisation to which the emblem relates.