Case Law - Patent and Trademarks

Screening of the basic topics in complex trademarks

Concerning complex trademarks, a great risk of confusion may consist in the case of identity of product and services, if the discussed symbol was made by the sum of enterprise name and registered trademark, full of normal distinctive function, that, just if it's not decisive by itself to determine the total impression of a composite sign, it mantains, in the real significance of the same trademark, a distinctive autonomous position, sufficient to give the impression of the registered trademark in the public.

(UE JUSTICE COURT 06/10/2005, N. C-120/04)