17 September 2020TrademarksMuireann Bolger

Messi scores TM victory as CJEU kicks out EUIPO appeal

In a win for  Lionel Messi, the  Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has today dismissed an appeal brought by the  European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and a clothing company against the footballer’s bid to register ‘MESSI’.

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