202108.16
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International trademark registration with entirely refused protection in the EU

Due to a likelihood of confusion on the part of the English­ speaking part of the public, International trademark registration No 1 494 022 was refused protection in respect of the European Union. The decision was enacted by EUIPO (European union intellectual property office) following an opposition filed by IPConsulting Ltd. on behalf of their client…

202104.27
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International trademark registration rejected in respect of the EU

The Opposition division of EUIPO decided that international trademark registration No 1 494 887 shall be entirely refused protection in respect of the European Union. The relevant opposition was filed by IPConsulting Ltd. on behalf of Revuele Ltd., Sofia, Bulgaria. The opponent filed an opposition against all the goods of international trademark registration designating the…

202104.07
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No likelihood of confusion between EUTM application ETHA and international trade mark registration Thea

EUIPO decided to reject the opposition against all the goods and services of EUTM application No 17 998 543 ‘ETHA’ due to the lack of likelihood of confusion with an earlier trade mark. Owner of the contested trademark is Fast Track EOOD represented by IPConsulting. The opposition was based on international trade mark registration designating…

202011.20
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EUIPO confirms – SONOKO is similar to SUNOKO

The Serbian company Sunoko.o.o filed an opposition against all the goods of European Union trade mark application No 18091313 (Sonoko, figurative). The opposition is based on international trade mark registration designating, inter alia, Croatia, No 1139685. The oponent, represented by IP Consulting Ltd., invoked Article 8(1)(b) EUTMR. Findings Visually and aurally, the trade mark signs…

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…

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…

201906.15
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Member of IP Consulting team to be the first Bulgarian European Trade Mark Attorney successfully passed the EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP) training and examination

Since 2018 the EUIPO (The European Union Intellectual Property Office responsible for managing the EU trade mark and the registered Community design) is organising a training program – called Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP). The EUIPO Trade Mark and Design Education Programme (ETMD EP) is a training programme for intellectual property practitioners….

201812.12
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Successful defence against a declaration of invalidity for EUTM “Fitto”

The team of IP Consulting successfully argued the lack of likelihood of confusion between the figurative sign “Fitto” and the word mark “VITEAU”. The applicant – proprietor of EUTM “VITEAU”- claimed that there was a likelihood of confusion. The reason – the goods were identical or similar and the signs were similar. He also pointed…

201711.29
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The proprietor of challenged EUTM did not submit any proofs for defending his mark in the particular time limit

The applicant, a Bulgarian company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed a request for revocation of EUTM 008810855 eGift. The application was filed on the grounds of non-use (Article 51(1)(a) EUTMR) and it is directed against all the goods and services covered by the EUTM, namely – Classes 9, 35 and 36. Based…