201801.04
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The importance of words meaning and general impression

The opponent, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an opposition against all the goods of European Union trade mark application (figurative) The opposition is based on international trade mark registration (figurative), designating Croatia and Romania. The opponent invoked Article 8 (1) (b) EUTMR – LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION. The relevant territory is Croatia. –…

201712.17
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The distinctiveness and the similarity in the context of a dispute about Trademarks

A foreign company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Opposition against all the goods of European trademark application, namely against all the goods in Class 5. The opposition is based on European trademark registration for a figurative mark. The opponent invoked Article 8(1)(a) and (b) EUTMR. The goods on which the Opposition is…

201712.11
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Protection of earlier Registered Community Designs made by the team of IP Consulting

On 28.07.2014 a Bulgarian company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Application for a declaration of invalidity. It contested a Registered Community Design of a washing sponge (shown below). The grounds were based on one hand on the Article 25(1)(b)CDR, that the RCD does not fulfill the requirements for protection pursuant to…

201712.09
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For the “Likelihood of confusion” – article 8(1)(b) EUTMR

The owner of an international trade mark No 1 119 310, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Opposition against all the goods of EUTM application No 13 811 997. The opponent invoked Article 8(1)(b) EUTM – a likelihood of confusion. According to the Decision a likelihood of confusion exists if there is…

201711.29
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The proprietor of challenged EUTM did not submit any proofs for defending his mark in the particular time limit

The applicant, a Bulgarian company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed a request for revocation of EUTM 008810855 eGift. The application was filed on the grounds of non-use (Article 51(1)(a) EUTMR) and it is directed against all the goods and services covered by the EUTM, namely – Classes 9, 35 and 36. Based…

201711.23
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The team of IP Consulting have achieved a grеаt success in defending a trade mark registration

The Opposition has been filed against the trade mark application No 135838/ 20.02.2015 – “NOVO MARE”. The trade mark is represented by the team of IP Consulting. They have succeed to prove that even though the contested mark and the registered prior mark have some similarities to some extent, they will provoke different associations in…

201707.27
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Sofia City Administrative Court has decided to reject an appeal for invalidation of a registered industrial design due to the fact that the requirements for invalidation – novelty and originality were not met

Summary of facts: G.Ltd. (Bulgarian trademark for mattress frames), represented by IP Consulting team, is a proprietor of a registered industrial design N4251, applied on 10.04.2001 and registered on 08.11.2001. The Registration includes three designs of “mattress frames”, as the first two are represented with one color photographic image and the third one with –…

201705.09
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EUTM application 014297006 Garden CREATIONS partially rejected by EUIPO due to likelihood of confusion on the part of the public

The opposition against EUTM application No. 014297006 Garden CREATIONS Y filed by AGRO-BIO TRADING OOD, represented by IP Consulting, pursuant to Article 8(1)(b)EUTMR was settled as the trade mark was rejected for all the contested goods against which the opposition was filed pursuant to the final decision of the Operations Department rendered in opposition No….

201704.10
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Nothing new or unusual in the sign “ICT TODAY”. EUTM application No. 13 317 169 rejected pursuant to Article 7 EUTMR

I.C.T. Media Ltd, represented by IP Consulting filed аn opposition against EUTM application No. 13 317 169 ICT TODAY pursuant to Article 8(1)(b)EUTMR. Furthermore, commenting the applicant’s observations, IP Consulting claimed that the contested mark is devoid of any distinctiveness and thus fails to satisfy the absolute grounds for registration. Based on that claim, the…

201703.28
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Sofia City Administrative Court reversed a Decision by the President of the Bulgarian Patent Office to revoke the Bulgarian trademark No 29314 ГРАДИНА GRADINA

The Administrative court, Sofia fully upheld an appeal filed by the team of IP Consulting against a Decision by the President of the Bulgarian Patent Office to revoke the Bulgarian trademark No 29314 ГРАДИНА GRADINA, registered for goods in class 01 and 05. The Administrative judge had to determine wether the trademark owner “Agro-Bio Trading”…