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.
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 )