Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi wins in court
Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi, has gained a authorized battle over trademark rights regarding his personal emblem.
On Thursday, the European Union’s Court docket of Justice in Luxembourg, dismissed an attraction from the participant on a Spanish biking clothes model.
The courtroom threw out the attraction from the EU’s mental property workplace EUIPO and a Spanish firm, Massi.
Messi initially filed an software to trademark his surname as a sportswear, footwear and gear model, with the property workplace in 2011
This was despite opposition from the house owners of Massi, who insisted the footballer’s model would trigger confusion to prospects.
The EU property workplace upheld their criticism in 2013.
Whereas an attraction from Messi the next 12 months was dismissed, an attraction to the EU’s Common Court docket in 2018 led to the unique ruling being annulled.