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.
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 )