Maren Ebner discusses the case of Levi Strauss & Co v Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market (OHIM) (Case T-604/13). The General Court has overturned a decision of the Second Board of Appeal of OHIM, finding that the Community Trade Mark (CTM) application for the word mark 101 was visually and phonetically similar to Levi Strauss & Co’s earlier CTM 501.
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This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in June 2015. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com.