What is real
is not external form.”
In the coming months we will have a case related to a supposed generic name of a Swiss traditional bread producer’s brand. The problem lies in the refusal of the German office to register that trademark based on the fact that the name of the trademarks is generic.
We consider this refusal difficult to understand, given that more than 95% of the offices to which the application for registration of the trademark was filed did not raise this issue. However, we will mobilize and prepare to show that all of the information invoked by the examiner in support of the refusal, in particular the results arising from searches made on Google, are linked to our contractual partners who have full rights to use the respective trademark. Therefore, it cannot be a generic name, being used in the online environment by legitimate entities who do not dispose of it because it belongs to the public domain and is widely spread.
We succeeded in safeguarding an important Japanese domain name for a well-known Swiss chocolatier. Even though Japanese regulations prevent any companies that do not have national presence from registering a Japanese domain name, we managed to provide our Client with a solution that both safeguarded the domain name from being purchased by potential infringers and ( learn more )
We managed to add an important .ch domain name to our client’s portfolio, a well-known Swiss chocolatier. We notified the former owner of the domain name (there were many indications that it were dealing with cyber squatting). After negotiations, we managed to transfer the domain name into the client’s portfolio, in a short time and ( learn more )
A large part of our team has been present at the most important IP-event held this year in Boston, in May 2019. Our colleagues have met several partners and colleagues. They have also negotiated, during face-to-face meetings, key aspects of pending deals in the name of our clients. It was also another year when our ( learn more )