The European Court of Justice today set aside a previous judgment of the General Court and annulled the EUIPO (European Union Intellectual Property Office) decision which confirmed registration of the shape of the Rubik’s Cube as an EU trade mark.

The Court decided that EUIPO should also have taken into account non-visible functional elements represented by that shape, such as its rotating capability.

At the request of Seven Towns, a UK company which manages, in particular, intellectual-pr...

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