EU General Court – No likelihood of confusion between FSA-K-FORCE and FORCE-X
201504.02
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EU General Court – No likelihood of confusion between FSA-K-FORCE and FORCE-X

An action was brought against the second board of appeal of OHIM and their decision to invalidate the mark FSA-K-FORCE. Background FSA Srl successfully registered the mark FSA K-FORCE as a CTM in respect of the following goods: Class 9: ‘Cycle helmets’: Class 12: ‘Bicycle and bicycle parts and accessories thereof, namely: bicycle frames and…

Google Loses Appeal Against Decision to Allow Consumers the Right to Sue Over Misuse of Privacy Settings
201503.30
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Google Loses Appeal Against Decision to Allow Consumers the Right to Sue Over Misuse of Privacy Settings

Google has lost its appeal to have an earlier High Court ruling set aside. A group of internet privacy activists previously alleged that Google had violated privacy settings and had manipulated them to enable tracking cookies to target Safari users with personalised advertising. The group claimed that UK Safari users should be given the right…