By its recent decision dated 26 April 2018 in Messi Cuccittini v EUIPO – J-M.-E.V. e hijos (MESSI), the General Court of the European Union (General Court) has upheld Lionel Messi’s trademark application for ‘MESSI’ for use on sports and gymnastics clothing, footwear and equipment. Here’s a graphic representation of Messi’s trademark:
By Ritvik M. Kulkarni
In a decade-old trademark tussle between Microsoft and BSkyB, the latter has prevailed over the use of the word SKY in the market. Owned by Rupert Murdoch, BSkyB is a British television broadcasting company which procured trademark registrations its brand-name “Sky” long before Microsoft came up with its online communications service named “Skype”.