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. –…


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…


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….


The specifics of the trade mark opposition system in Bulgaria – IP Consulting article in ECTA magazine

The founder of IP Consulting Mr. Ivan Ivanov and the partner in the company Mrs. Aglika Ivanova (both of them Bulgarian and European trademark attorneys) make a presentation of the trade mark  opposition system in Bulgaria – four years after its implementation, for the readers of ECTA magazine. The magazine is publication of the European…


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…


Opposition against a trademark in Bulgaria – FAQ

Since 2011 the trademark registration system in Bulgaria has changed through the implementation of the procedure for opposition. The amendments to the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications came into force from 10.03.2011. The Ordinance for the implementation of the law regarding the procedure for opposition was adopted two months later on 30.05.2011. The present…