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Chanel Loses Trademark Battle in EU Against Huawei

The French luxury giant Chanel filed a opposition against Huawei’s trademark applied for hardware in the scope of class 9 before EUIPO. The EUIPO rejected Chanel’s opposition.

However, Chanel did not give up and filed a suitcase before EU Court. The case concluded.

The court judged that in particular, Chanel’s marks have more rounded curves, thicker lines and a horizontal orientation, whereas the orientation of the Huawei mark is vertical. Consequently, the General Court concludes that the marks are not similar.