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Where should I use my CTM?

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  1. Where should I use my CTM? Elisa ZAERA 24/04/2013

  2. C-149/11 LENO MERKEN (ONEL/OMEL) • Reference for a preliminary ruling from a Dutch Regional Court of Appeal • Questions on the obligation of a CTM proprietor to put its mark to genuine use within the EU • Judgment delivered on 19/12/2012

  3. FACTS

  4. THE QUESTIONS: ART. 15 • IS USE IN A SINGLEMEMBER STATE ALWAYS SUFFICIENT? • IF NOT:IS USE IN ONE MEMBER NEVER SUFFICIENT? SHOULD GENUINE USE BE ASSESSED WITHOUT REFERENCE TO BORDERS OF MEMBER STATES? OR

  5. THE ANSWER • Territorial scope is only one of the factors • Political boundaries irrelevant • Use in accordance essential function TM • Look at relevant facts & circumstances

  6. THE ANALYSIS

  7. THE ANALYSIS • Then

  8. THE ANALYSIS

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