The European General Court (EGC) decided that the sole shape of the crest of the FC Barcelona has no distinctive character neither itself or through use (Judgment dated 10 December 2015; Case No.: T-615/14).
Background of the Case and Subject Matter
On 24 April 2013, Fútbol Club Barcelona (FC Barcelona) filed an application for registration of a Community Trademark (CTM) at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM). The figurative mark in respect of which registration was sought is the shape of the crest of the FC Barcelona (see below) for – among others – stationery, clothing items and sports activities.
Weiterlesen über EGC: The shape of the crest of the FC Barcelona is not distinctive