UAIPIT Loses Testarossa trade mark, 11 Nov 2020 09:15:10 +01008262Ferrari’s international and German registrations for "Testarossa", covering class 12 products, were cancelled by the Landgericht Düsseldorf (Regional Court, Düsseldorf, Germany) due to the fact that the German court understood that during an uninterrupted period of five years, Ferrari had not made an effective use of those marks in Germany and Switzerland.The General Court of the European Union rejects the registration of Twins biscuits on the grounds of unfair advantage of the reputation of the Oreo brand, 10 Jun 2020 10:25:47 +02007905Last 28 May 2020, the General Court of the European Union, in its judgment on Case T-677/18, rejected the registration of the Twins biscuits as a trade mark in the European Union on the grounds that the mark applied for could take unfair advantage of the reputation of the US mark, thus reiterating EUIPO's arguments.The CJEU interprets the Trade Mark Directive: shapes necessary to the technical result and shapes which give substantial value to the product, 28 May 2020 14:21:19 +02007866Last 23 April 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union answered three questions referred to it by the Kúria (Supreme Court of Hungary) in its judgment on Case C-237/19, concerning the registration of a three-dimensional sign as a trade mark, based on the interpretation of Article 3(1)(e)(ii) and (iii) of Directive [2008/95].The CJEU upholds ABANCA’s appeal and refuses the registration of the Portuguese trademark Abarca due to the risk of confusion, 17 May 2020 12:00:41 +02007832Last 29 April, in its judgement T 106/19, the Court of Justice of the European Union, following the appeal filed by ABARCA against the EUIPO decision, upheld ABANCA's claim and refused to register the Portuguese trade mark due to the likelihood of confusion between the two marks, as both marks covered the same or similar services and due to the visual, aural and conceptual similarity between the signs, thus reiterating EUIPO's arguments.