Case C-112/21, Meering Touringcars Amsterdam B.V. v. V.O.F. Classic Coach Company and Others
In this amicus brief, we take the position that earlier and lawfully acquired unregistered (trade name) right of mere local significance (in this case, a trade name) can co-exist with a later registered trademark. The earlier unregistered right does not constitute a barrier to the registration of the later trademark, and the owner of the later trademark cannot object to the older unregistered right. To rely on its earlier unregistered local right, there’s no requirement that the holder of the earlier right is entitled to bar the later trademark.
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