Trade mark use by non-profits

The European Court of Justice has ruled that a non-profit association – in this case a body devoted to the preservation of military traditions which performs charitable works and collects gifts – does in fact use its “trade” marks in (what we would call) the course of trade:

Case C?442/07, Verein Radetzky-Orden v Bundesvereinigung Kameradschaft ‘Feldmarschall Radetzky’

IPkat’s summary here.

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