- celebrity , EU , European General Court , intellectual property , soccer , Trademark
- A Portuguese man acted in bad faith by trying to trademark the name of Brazil’s Neymar while also claiming that he did not grasp the soccer player’s stardom, the European General Court ruled Tuesday.
- Neymar, whose full name is Neymar da Silva Santos Jr., had to apply to cancel the mark once the European Union Intellectual Property Office issued it in 2013 to Carlos Moreira for clothing, footwear and headgear.
- Unmoved by the soccer star’s protest, however, Moreira brought an unsuccessful appeal before EUIPO and then petitioned the General Court in Luxembourg to reinstate the mark.
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