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Short, but not necessarily sweet

January 2011 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Norrbom Vinding Law Firm, member of ius laboris.

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The shorter a word mark, the easier for competitors to lean on the mark without infringing. This can be seen from a case from the Copenhagen Maritime and Commercial Court.


It may be a good idea to market products under short word marks because they are easy to recognise and therefore effective. But short word marks are more likely to lack distinctiveness.



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