201704.18
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EUIPO fully upholds an opposition filed by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd., against EUTM application No 13 438 197 BUON APETITO

The owner of registered Bulgarian trade mark No 91 508 Bon Apeti – Bon Net OOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd. filed an opposition against all the services of European Union trade mark application No 13 438 197 BUON APETITO. The Opposition was based on the ground of Article 8(1)(b) EUTMR –…

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…

201704.03
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Velikhov & Co OOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd. with successful opposition under Article 8 (1)(b) EUTMR

The opposition against European Union trade mark application No 14 667 174, filed by Velikhov &Co OOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting, Ltd. was based on Article 8(1)(b) EUTMR – identity with, or similarity to, an earlier trade mark and identity or similarity of the goods or services covered by the trade marks,…

201603.08
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Double identity case in OHIM

OHIM confirms the practice of art. 8(1)(a) – “double identity” in the case ULTRA CHOCO vrs. ULTRA CHOCO Agroekola EOOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting and owner of registered Community trade mark No 9 221 111 ULTRA CHOCO filed an Opposition against all the goods of Community trade mark application No 9 571…

201602.25
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Opposition, based on non-registered trade mark rejected as the opponent cannot show actual commercial use, but only intention for use

Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) rejects an opposition based on a non-registered prior trade mark due to the fact that the opponent cannot fulfils the condition that the prior use should be related to commercial activity. The opposition was filed against trade mark application No 133612 – ТеРаПро (TeRaPro). The trade mark is represented by the…

201602.16
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Decision which clarifies the conditions for cancelation of trade mark registration, based on prior non-registered trade mark

Bulgarian Patent Office (BPO) has decided to reject a request for partial cancellation of a registered trademark because one the requirements under Art.38b, par.1 from Law on Marks and Geographical Indications is not met, namely the applied trademark witch is claimed to be in prior commercial use is not the same trademark as the already…

201407.10
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The lack of evidence for earlier use a trademark – grounds for rejecting an opposition before OHIM

IP Consulting once again successfully defended a client at OHIM (Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market). OHIM rejected the opposition filed against the registration of Community trademark “COLEY” (word), represented by the team of IP Consulting and the trademark will be registered successfully. Having examined the opposition filed by D.E Coffee & Tea Southern…

201310.14
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Administrative Court – Sofia City confirmed the decision of the Patent Office for the deletion of trademark BENDIDA ®

Proceedings for cancellation of trademark BENDIDA ® before the Patent Office were initiated by a client of IP Consulting. In its Decision the Patent Office granted the application and ordered cancellation of the mark. The trade mark owner did not present any evidence of the use, but appealed the decision before the Administrative Court – Sofia…

201310.03
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Decision of the Cancellation Division of OHIM maintains in force the famous Moldovan trademark DIVIN

An interesting case from practice of the team of IP Consulting from its work with the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is its success to defend the validity of the trademark registration DIVIN (one of the few brands that are exclusive state property of the Republic of Moldova). The trademark is used…