21 July 2015
One director’s attempt to trademark a product provoked litigation
You would be forgiven for thinking this is the name given to a bunch of industrial countries attending a summit, or a mountain somewhere in the Himalayas. In fact, it is an organic product containing silicon, and part of a hotly disputed community trade mark (CTM), ‘LLRG5’. Admittedly, it is not the most exciting trademark you will ever come across, nevertheless, it provoked heated litigation, which ended up in the General Court in Luxembourg.