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Oral hearing goes virtual

September 01, 2021 - news_events
Oral hearing goes virtual

Oral hearing goes virtual

The EUIPO’s first online oral hearing, Appeal case R‑1787/2020-5, MARBELLA.

On 14 June the EUIPO’s Fifth Board of Appeal held an oral hearing in relation to the appeal case, R-1787/2020-5, MARBELLA.

It was the first oral hearing held in a virtual framework to be organised by the EUIPO, allowing both internal and external participants to follow live via a video link.

This case deals with the descriptiveness / non-distinctiveness of the word mark MARBELLA in relation to goods in Classes 32 and 33.

The language of proceedings was Spanish with English simultaneous interpretation.

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