Simon Clark comments on the Chanel v Huawei logo dispute

Since the marks were figurative, the court decision had to be based on a comparison of their visual similarity, because they were not conceptually similar and it was not possible to make a phonetic comparison. 


Trade mark disputes expert Simon Clark spoke to World IP Review about the European General Court judgment on the Chanel v Huawei trade mark case around a logo with interlocked Cs.

Simon pointed out that once the Court rejected Chanel’s argument that the visual comparison should be made when Huawei’s mark was rotated through 90 degrees, it was a reasonable finding that the two marks were not visually similar, and so there was no trade mark infringement.

Read the full article on the World Intellectual Property Review website.

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