What is real
is not external form.”
Surely, the word slogan has a meaning for everyone. You may have heard it many times used in association with different trademarks. Companies often use brand slogans to help their trademark accomplish long term strategic goals. They also help the company stand out in the market and gain a certain positioning desired by the company.
We have determined what the purpose of a brand slogan is, but is it within a company’s reach to use any slogan it wants? Obviously not. A slogan represents the verbal part of the trademark or a verbal trademark in its own rights, and must be registered for future use. And not always is the registration procedure flawless.
At this moment, we are dealing with a case involving overcoming rejections for the new slogan that a Swiss client wants for their business. The case presents a high degree of complexity, because the client does not want to register very complicated visuals. So we will have to prepare the documentation necessary to convince the examiners accept the slogan, starting only from the verbal part of the trademarks.
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 )
Among our recent large mandates, we are proud to count the IP due-diligence performed in the name of a famous US investment-fund, who just bought a network of private clinics in Eastern-Europe. The focus is not only on the brand itself, but also on additional good-will which can be captured through several assets including websites, ( learn more )
We represent an important Swiss company in the FMCG industry, in relation to a foreign patent extended to Europe. Our task is to help them in preparing the file able to stop the expansion of the patent to Europe. The difficulty resides in the need to find earlier public documentation, a soft-skill necessary in this ( learn more )