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Monaco: No, You Can’t Trademark a Country Name

By Zak Muscovitch. The General Court of the European Union issued a judgment dismissing the Principality Of Monaco's application for EU protection of its "MONACO" trademark. In 2010, the government of the Principality of Monaco was granted, by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), an international registration covering the territory of the EU. That registration, which was based
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