On October 24, 2019, the EU General Court ruled that the popular RUBIK’s Cube toy puzzle does not meet the requirements for registration as a three-dimensional trade mark. The path leading up to the decision was long and dramatic! It all started in 2006 when Simba Toys GmbH & Co. KG (“Simba Toys”), a German […]

Registration of deceptively similar marks for different goods in different classes is almost never an issue! However, what about registration of deceptively similar trade marks for different goods in the same class? In most, if not all, developed economies around the world courts and tribunals allow registration of marks that may be deceptively similar for […]