Hasbro Loses Fight For Monopoly TM Over Bad Faith Filings

Law360, London (April 21, 2021, 3:29 PM BST) -- A European court ruled on Wednesday that Hasbro had acted in bad faith by reapplying for Monopoly trademarks for products to avoid proving they had been in use, upholding a decision that partially invalidated the game giant's trademark registration.

The European Union's General Court has told Hasbro that it cannot pass "Go" after it reapplied for trademarks for its Monopoly board game. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry.) The European Union's General Court tossed a challenge brought by Hasbro Inc. to a 2019 decision by an appeals board for the European Union Intellectual Property Office, which called the company's filing strategy an "abuse of...

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