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…


Trademark registration rejected due to identity of the distinctive element

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria has issued a partial refusal of trademark registration for „Dandelion” TM, вх.entry No 155243/30.05.2019. The decision is in connection with an opposition filed by IPConsulting, which successfully defended the interests of the Australian winemaker Dandelion Vineyards Pty Ltd.


Solei vrs. Solei – EUIPO assessing similarity and possibility of confusion

Velikov & Co OOD, Bulgaria, represented by IP Consulting Ltd., filed an opposition against all the goods and services in Classes 16, 29, 30, 31 and 35 of EUTM application No 17 948 564. The applicant is Aphria Inc., Canada. The opposition is based on, inter alia, Bulgarian national trade mark registration No 90 454,…


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…


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…


BPO confirms that “от НАШЕТО” is similar to “от НАШЕТО семейство”

“Dimitar Madzharov – 2” EOOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting filed an opposition against the newly applied trademark, reg. № 141455 “от НАШЕТО” – combined. The Opposition division and the chair of the Bulgarian patent office (BPO) both upheld the opposition and denied the registration of the “от НАШЕТО” trademark, applied by “BONI…


Trade mark registration cancelled due to similar distinctive elements “ГЛАС/glas”

Private World EOOD, represented by the team of IP Consulting filed a trademark cancellation request against trade mark reg. № 95603 новините Областен вестник ГЛАС ЛОВЕЧ, combined. The request applies to all goods and services of classes 16, 35, 41 and 42. The applicant claims to be the holder of rights on earlier trade marks.


Partial similarity between “Butterfly body care” and “Bodycare” trade marks

The opponent Productos Kol, S.L., Spain filed an opposition at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market against some of the goods of Community trade mark application No 12 136 057, namely against all goods in Classes 20 and 24. The applicant Gloube Industries EOOD, Bulgaria is represented by IP Consulting Ltd.


No likelihood of confusion between DMV PETROL and OMV trademarks due to lack of similarity between the signs

As a result of an opposition filed by OMV AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT, the Bulgarian Patent Office issued a decision for complete refusal for trade mark registration of application № 137260 DMV PETROL, combined. Proprietor of the processed trade mark is G S Commerce Ltd., represented by the team of IP Consulting.