What is real
is not external form.”
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 product.
Thus, we have advised the Client and proposed to the counterparty a coexistence agreement where each party should clearly undertake to use its trademarks only for the described sector of interest (ingredient for the counterparty and final products for our Client). Finally, both parties succeeded to keep their businesses safe and without any fear of future infringement by concluding the proposed coexistence.
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 )
Photographs are a must-have tool for businesses in the creative industries. To generate an impact on social media, it is essential for an individual or organisation to have a significant visual presence. It is well-known that a picture says more than a thousand words. Moreover, a good picture – published at the right time – ( learn more )