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Aug 11, 2022 (Newsletter Issue 11/22)
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First Oral Hearing Before the Grand Board

The Grand Board of the EUIPO will be holding its first ever oral hearing in appeal cases on 9 September 2022 at 09:30.

The cases involve an invalidity request made inter alia by the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs against the British supermarket chain, Iceland, and deals principally with the alleged descriptiveness and non-distinctiveness of the figurative and word marks shown above in relation to a range of goods and services in Classes 7, 11, 16, 29, 30, 31, 32 and 35.

The language of these proceedings is English. The two cases will be heard together in a hybrid format and can be followed online by registering here

A limited number of places will also be made available at the EUIPO’s premises in Alicante for in-person attendees.

Source: www.