What is real
is not external form.”
We recently finalized the procedure of recovering a domain name, for a fresh chocolate Suisse producer. Every country has its specific legislation and requirements to be complied with in order to achieve the above-mentioned transfer.
Firstly, we helped our client to obtain the respective Canadian domain name from its previous owner. We negotiated with the latter, stage that ended successfully with the recovery of the .ca domain name. The previous owner agreed that the name was more relevant for our client’s business than the purpose he was using it for.
Secondly, we assisted the client in the registration process of the respective domain name that would have conferred him full rights in using it. To make this happen, several specific requirements of the Canadian authorities, related to registrants, had to be accomplished. For instance, the person who wants to register a .ca domain name has to either own a previously registered Canadian trademark – pending trademark registrations are not accepted, or it has to have an open subsidiary in Canada or to hold Canadian citizenship.
A fun fact is that if you are Her Majesty the Queen of England you can obtain the registration by default.
Lately, we’ve been working on a case which has proven to be quite difficult. After receiving a refusal for one of the trademarks we administer, because of the similarity to a previous trademark, we have still managed to pass the mark towards publication by pointing out certain aspects such as: the existence of a very ( learn more )
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, ( learn more )
Lately, we have worked on a refusal notice to help our client, a key player in the tea and agricultural products industry, in terms of preparing a strategy to get a trademark registered. In this regard, we are currently looking for arguments and trying to prove that the term underlying the name of this business ( learn more )