One trademark, one use, several classes of products?
One trademark, one use, several classes of products? The Nice Classification is used to organize the filing of a trademark for various goods and services. As a matter of principle, a single product is assigned to a single class. As an exception, only some products can belong to several classes. All the subtlety and complexity of trademark law in a recent decision of the European Union Court, relating to MONSTER energy drinks. The principle of the unique imputation of a trademark The MONSTER trademark has been registered for many years to protect, among other things, “coffee-based drinks” in class 30 […]
Tags: classification, Trademark
Protection of “Gruyère” PDO and PGI by trademark law in the United States
Protection of PDO Gruyère and PGI by trademark law in the United States The protection of protected designation of origine (PDO is often a source of complexity at the international level. The example of Gruyère cheese illustrates these difficulties perfectly. The French (defending the PGI Gruyère) and Swiss (defending the PDO Gruyère) unions are confronted with American protectionism. The intertwining of trademark law and the protection of PDOs and PGIs is once again highlighted. The protection of gruyere in the U.S. In 2015, the French and Swiss unions decided to register the Gruyere brand in the United States. Trademark law was […]
Tags: International, PDO, PGI, Protected Designation of Origin, Protected Geographical Indication