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…

201411.11
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OHIM announces – “Fast Track” processing of trade mark applications

OHIM announced that from November 24, the CTM applicants will have the option of having their applications published more quickly with the new “Fast Track” procedure. The aim of the Fast Track is the trademark application to be published in half the time or less, as compared to regular applications. For an application to qualify…

201411.04
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Community trade mark applications will now only be examined after they are paid for

On the 27th of October the OHIM announced that from November 24, OHIM will only examine trademark applications and process any mail related to them after they are paid for. According to OHIM 4% of the Community trademark applications they receive are examined but not paid for – and this figure is increasing. By linking…

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…

201310.03
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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…

200811.04
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OHIM reported application activity of Bulgaria in connection with Community trademarks

In the last review of OHIM for the activity of the member states of EU regarding the Community trademarks, information about Bulgaria was published. It is mentioned that the first Community trademarks that are registered by Bulgarian applicants were made back in 1998. The total number of applications for trademarks from Bulgaria is 667, having…