The EU General Court has rejected an application to register THE LEADERSHIP COMPANY as a Community Trade Mark.

In essence the Court was of the opinion that there was a sufficiently direct and specific relationship between the services and the proposed community trade mark.

The rejection has been on the basis that, applying Article 7(1)(c) of the CTM Regulation (207/2009/EC), the wording was considered descriptive of the characteristics of the services concerned, namely, "executive recruitment services" and "recruitment consultation services" in class 35 .