The importance of word meaning in the context of a trade mark dispute

The opponent filed an opposition against some of the goods and services of European Union trade mark application for the figurative trade mark The above-mentioned contested trade mark is represented by the team of IP Consulting. The opponent invoked Article 8(1)(b) EUTMR on the basis of French trade mark registration for the figurative trade mark…


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…


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…


Ivan Ivanov – Founder and Manager of IP Consulting will participate as a lecturer at the seminar organized by POWERBRAND “HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BRAND IN BULGARIA”

The seminar “HOW TO CREATE A SUCCESSFUL BRAND IN BULGARIA” will be held on 15.10.2013 at Novotel Sofia, hall “Europe”. According to organizers, the aim of the workshop is to find answers to many of the main questions faced by any successful marketing strategy, including: What is the business logic behind the creation of a…


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…