202209.05
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Trade Mark REVELE confusingly similar to European Union Trade Mark REVUELE

THE CASE  The company LIFY COSMETICS JSC filed on July 22, 2021, the application for registration No 4787286 relating to the trademark REVELE (word trademark in France). REVUELE Ltd., Bulgaria, client of IP Consulting Ltd., filed an Opposition against all the goods and services in Class 3 of the said trademark before the National Institute…

202206.15
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A non distinctive element in a trade mark cannot lead to possibility of confusion

The case  An opposition has been filed with ref. No 70111020/24.01.2019, according to the opponent there is visual, phonetic and semantic similarity between the earlier mark “Б. П. бирени’ and the trademark applied for, as the signs contain common distinctive and dominant elements, namely ‘пръчици’ and ‘бирени’. The applicant of the opposed mark ИНТЕРМЕС Ltd….

202205.20
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SHEEP’S CHEESE KASHKAVAL BULGARIAN KASHKAVAL MADE IN BULGARIA – trade mark cancelled on absolute grounds

Absolute grounds for refusal of registration of a trademark are laid down in Art. 11, par.1 of the Law on Marks and Geographical Indications (LMGI).   It is characteristic of the absolute grounds for refusal of registration that they affect the ability of the sign applied for to be a trademark at all. They are…

202103.01
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BIOGEL and TrioGel trademarks clearly different

The Opposition division of the European union intellectual property office (EUIPO) decided to reject Opposition No B3097997 in its entirety due to the complete lack of likelihood of confusion. An Italian company filed an opposition against all the goods of European Union trade mark application No 18037625 Triogel (figurative mark). The applicant is Terazid EOOD…

202010.01
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European union trade mark SOLEI remains valid after proof of use procedure before the EUIPO

Velikov and Co Ltd, as a family company, laid the foundation of tradition and know-how in growing and roasting own-produced sunflower seeds back in 1991. In 2002, Velikov & Co Ltd registered Solei trademark in the Patent Office of Republic of Bulgaria, guaranteeing the freedom only Velikov & Co Ltd to realize products under the…

202009.26
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EUIPO finds that FLORI and FLORIAN are confusingly similar

Florian is a family-based firm, established in Ruse, Bulgaria in 1999. They are a market-leader in the field of agriculture, supplying the needs both of professional and amateur horticulturists. Florian, represented by IP Consulting, filed an opposition against all the goods and services of European Union trademark application No 15 800 824 for the word…

201910.02
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BASICS FOR EUROPEAN UNION TRADE MARK (EUTM) REGISTERED BEFORE EUIPO (EUROPEAN UNION INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OFFICE)

The registration of EUTM (European Union Trade Mark) is governed by the REGULATION (EU) 2017/1001 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the European Union trade mark. 1. How an EUTM is obtained? According to the Regulation an EUTM (European union trade mark)  is obtained by registration. Who can own an EUTM? Any…