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 have assisted our client in overcoming a refusal issued by EUIPO against our client’s trademark representing the name of a famous sport competition which will be hosted next year in Switzerland. The examiner claimed as a main ground of refusal the lack of trademark distinctiveness. However, we have succeeding in obtaining the registration of ( learn more )
Our ongoing case in which we represent our client, an important pharma player, in the negotiations with a German producer of nutritional supplements, we have successfully obtained for our Client an agreement allowing both parties to coexist. At the present time we are negotiating particular elements of the agreement’s implementation. ( learn more )
We have successfully assisted our Client, a Canton of Switzerland, in protecting the name of a famous annual sport competition event that is going to be hosted next year in Switzerland, more precisely in their Canton. The official procedure was conducted in front of IGE – Swiss Intellectual Property Office and EUIPO – European Union ( learn more )