Trademark registration rejected due to similarity with an earlier EU trade mark

The Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria confirmed the opposition against the registration of “Диклофлекс Dicloflex” trademark № 153146. The opposition was filed by the proprietor of an earlier EU trade mark № 011755717 ‘Diflex’, represented by IPConsulting. The opponent has filed the opposition against all the goods and services claimed. Evidence is provided…


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…


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.


The distinctiveness and the similarity in the context of a dispute about Trademarks

A foreign company, represented by the team of IP Consulting, filed an Opposition against all the goods of European trademark application, namely against all the goods in Class 5. The opposition is based on European trademark registration for a figurative mark. The opponent invoked Article 8(1)(a) and (b) EUTMR. The goods on which the Opposition is…


New book of publishing house IP Bulgaria – “Trademarks – oppositions”

Publishing house IP Bulgaria presents its new edition – the book by att. Aglika Ivanova and Ivan Ivanov “Trademarks – oppositions”. “Trademarks – oppositions” examines in depth the procedures of opposition in trademark registration in Bulgaria and in the European Community (Community trademarks). The opposition procedure is an essential part of the whole procedure of trademark registration. Four…