In the online magazine World Trademark Review Daily from 22/07/2015, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner and trademark law expert Dr Florian Schwab reports on the recent decision of the European Court of Justice (T-436/12 Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH ./. OHIM) from 08 July 2015. The decision relates to the risk of confusion between the community trademark registration ROCK&ROCK and the older German trademark MASTERROCK; FLEXIROCK for identical goods in the field of construction materials. The focus of the decision is the distinctiveness of the common element ROCK as well as the question of similarity of the word elements. Those subscribing to WTR Daily can see the entire article here.
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