What is real
is not external form.”
Between August and September 2020, we faced a fairly common issue in the world of intellectual property. We have identified a similar trademark to that of one of our clients.
The next step was contacting and starting the negotiation procedure with the opposing party in order to waive the protection of one of the classes, respectively class 5 (Pharmaceutical, medical and veterinary preparations; sanitary preparations for medical purposes;
dietary substances and foods adapted for medical or veterinary purposes, etc.). The whole procedure ended in favor of the client.
Through the trademark watch service performed for our Client, a well-known manufacturer and distributor of goods – wholefoods, organic foods and other natural stuff in FMCG sector, we have identified a very similar trademark filed at the EUIPO, covering similar goods but used in different branches – as an ingredient and not as a final ( learn more )
A geographical indication refers to the inclusion of a place-of-origin sign on a product. A geographical indication also means that a product will have certain characteristics – or a particular reputation – linked to its place of origin. In addition, the inclusion of a geographical indication suggests that the product has a certain quality. ( learn more )
Recently, we have been working on a new case in which we have managed to get a trademark registered in Switzerland. The whole procedure lasted only four days as we have applied for the accelerated examination. Thanks to the advice given to the Client, his trademark passed and was registered without any incidents. ( learn more )