Maren Ebner reports the case of Best-Lock (Europe) Ltd. v. Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) and Lego Juris A/S (Case T-396/14) in which the General Court has upheld a decision of the Fourth Board of Appeal of OHIM, finding that Lego’s figure is a valid trademark, despite the fact that it includes technical elements which enable the figure to be joined to Lego’s toy bricks.

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