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Let’s take a new sip: can the sound of a fizzy drink be trade marked?

Antoniou, Alexandros (2022) 'Let’s take a new sip: can the sound of a fizzy drink be trade marked?' European Intellectual Property Review, 44 (2). pp. 118-120. ISSN 0142-0461 (In Press)

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Abstract

This article examines the first ruling of the EU General Court on the registration of a sound mark submitted in audio format, in which it was held that the sound of opening a can, followed by a short pause and a fizzing sound, cannot be registered as a trade mark for beverages and their containers. The analysis examines the Court’s reasoning and discusses the decision’s practical significance.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Source info: European Intellectual Property Review., Issue 2, 2022
Uncontrolled Keywords: Intellectual property; Trade marks; Sound marks
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 15:11
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2022 00:05
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/31450

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