Dr F. Schwab in WTR Daily: “General Court Confirms Strict Approach to Time-Limits to Prove Genuine Use”.
In the online edition of the World Trademark Review Daily (WTR Daily) from 29 March 2011, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT partner Dr Florian Schwab discusses the decision in Efemy’s Holding GmbH v. OHIM, Case T-50/09 of the European Court of Justice (ECJ). Of interest to trade mark lawyers are the statements of the ECJ on the formal requirements for proof of genuine use in the opposition proceedings. The German company Efemy’s Holding GmbH responded to the objection of non-use, in keeping with the time limit, by stating that it would submit a fax consisting of 200 pages of usage documentation. The usage documentation was then received by the Office for Harmonisation after expiry of the time limit. Dr Schwab regularly comments in this newspaper.