21 June 2024   CJEU affirms Indo-European Foods' standing to challenge a trademark registration despite Brexit | Decision addresses post-Brexit uncertainty of proceedings initiated before the transition period | Court stresses that ‘legal interest’ exists from the start of an action until the final judgment.

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Trademarks
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Patents
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Trademarks
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Trademarks
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Patents
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