n Without Prejudice - Oh! Those wrinkles : intellectual property
|Article Title||Oh! Those wrinkles : intellectual property|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Affiliations||1 University of Johannesburg|
|Publication Date||Nov 2012|
|Pages||17 - 18|
In Helena Rubinstein SNC and L'Oréal SA v Allergan Inc., Case C-100/11 P, a judgement of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), dated May 10 2012, Helena Rubinstein filed an application for BOTOLIST, and L'Oréal filed an application for BOTOCYL, and obtained registration. Both marks were filed in class 3, which includes cosmetics. Allergan launched expungement proceedings based on its BOTOX mark registered chiefly in class 5 in relation to, among others, pharmaceutical preparations for the treatment of wrinkles.
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