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TDI is not a trademark of VW and Audi! EU dismisses VW and Audi claims of TDI as a brand fost diesel engines!

Volkswagen and Audi are subject to the EU before OHIM. Your Diesel symbol "TDI" is considered by the judge not typical of the brand mark.

TDI is not a trademark of VW and Audi! EU dismisses VW and Audi claims of TDI as a brand fost diesel engines!
The car maker Audi can make his engine brand, "TDI" Europe does not protect a trademark.

The EU court in Luxembourg upheld a decision of the EU and harmony approximate Office dismissed the case of Audi and Volkswagen back (Case T-318/09).

The company must bear the costs. According to the judge by the letters "TDI" is not a brand, but only as an abbreviation for technical quality and the design view.

No trademark

The letter combination was not distinctive in the European Union and not as clear proof of an Audi engine.

Consumers would not recognize that the car was from a company. The acronym stands for general "Turbo Diesel Injection" or "Turbo Direct Injection".

Under current law, such information, which only describe the characteristics of a product can not be registered as a trademark.

Audi claims to have "TDI" already registered as a trademark in many countries, but sought a unified EU rules.







Author: AL
Source: Autolatest

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