In its decision of 15 January 2015, the General Court of the European Union (GC) held that the Principality of Monaco cannot claim protection of the word mark MONACO in the European Union in respect of some of the goods and services applied for. The protection was refused for, inter alia, magnetic data carriers, printed matters, photos, travel arrangement services, entertainment, sports activities, and temporary accommodation.
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