Ralf Sieckmann v Deutsches Patent und Markenamt


in trademark  law this is about  the German patent office

2002. this is a leading case about graphical representaation of non conventional trademarks

this was about an odour

the ECJ said the chemical formual for the scent was imprecise and not recognisable

a written descritiopn was not precise enough nor objective enough

a physical depost of the smell was not durable and di not count. it was not visual

graphical representations of scent trademarks are invalid. they have no legal standing



About Calers

Born Belfast 1971. I read history at Edinburgh. I did a Master's at UCL. I have semi-libertarian right wing opinions. I am married with a daughter and a son. I am allergic to cats. I am the falling hope of the not so stern and somewhat bending Tories. I am a legal beagle rather than and eagle. Big up the Commonwealth of Nations.

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