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Intellectual Property Insights: Are GRILLOUMI and HALLOUMI confusingly similar?

November 2023

As part of the WTR series EUROPEAN UNION | Legal updates: case law analysis and intelligence, Andreea Bende, Partner and Zsófia Judit Halmágyi, Intellectual Property Counsel, recently authored a piece titled “Are GRILLOUMI and HALLOUMI confusingly similar? “.

The thesis:

  • These long-running opposition proceedings concerned the EU word mark GRILLOUMI and the earlier national certification marks ΧΑΛΛΟΥΜΙ HALLOUMI
  • The court confirmed that there was no likelihood of confusion between the marks
  • The case law establishing the criteria for determining the likelihood of confusion between individual marks is applicable to cases involving an earlier certification mark

To download the full article, please click HERE.

This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in October 2023. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com


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