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The High Court has dismissed an appeal brought by Instagram from a hearing officer’s decision rejecting its opposition to the registration of the word mark SOUNDGRAM as a UK trademark for identical goods and services.
This article explores the details around the background of the appeal involving Instagram v Meta, revealing the high courts and hearing officer’s decision for rejecting, and some practical takeaways to conclude.
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