Banksy’s trademarks: he who laughs last, laughs loudest

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In November 2021 we announced on Curell Suñol’s blog that Banksy lost his EU trademark number 12575155  (the flower thrower) and, subsequently, in another article in February 2022, we explained that the nightmare continued because other EU trademark registrations were declared invalid as well, all of them having been applied for in the name of Pest Control Office Limited (Pest Control). This company acts as Banksy’s legal representative to prevent his identity from becoming public. Out of 15 trademark registrations consisting of Banksy’s works that were registered before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in the name of the said company, 7 have been the subject matter of invalidity actions brought by Full Colour Black Limited (Full Colour Black). We would now like to focus on the path taken by EU trademark No. 17981629 , the only one where Pest Control appealed its declaration of invalidity.

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