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.
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 )