Question of the validity of a trademark composed of an acronym and of its expanded formWednesday 4th June 2014
A trademark consisting of several descriptive words related to the goods and/or services identified, combined with their acronym, this latter being distinctive as such, is not considered as being distinctive.
The fact that the acronym is distinctive does not to the whole
The mere fact that the acronym is distinctive does not give to the whole a distinctive character. (Paris First Instance Court, Oct. 17, 2013)