What is real
is not external form.”
As of July 2018, we are handling a case regarding the banking industry. Our client is a private equity US firm which has completed the acquisition of a subsidiary bank from a giant group in this field.
They intend to rebrand the business and step by step to reach the objective to strengthen the Eastern Europe banking sector. We are assisting them in this process of rebranding by providing support and consultancy on issues such as trademark availability searches and trademark application fillings.
In a process of rebranding you get at that point where you need to register your trademark. Until it is registered, your desired wording or design is not a trademark yet, but only an idea. Although it may seem the best fir for your business, you first have to check if it is available.
Trademark application fillings
Registering a trademark requires following a number of steps. Once you are sure your trademark does not conflict with other preexisting IP assets, you can apply for the specific registration, by abiding to the formalities provided by the law of the respective country in which you wish to proceed with the registration. The application fillings are to be addressed to the institution operating in the respective jurisdiction.
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 )
Although many famous slogans enjoy incredible success, many others face the barrier of not being able to be registered. What could be the main reason why a short series of words cannot be registered? What is the definition of a slogan? Before finding out the reasons why certain slogans cannot be registered, we need to ( learn more )
The internet’s boundless borders have paved the way for small businesses to become international. Businesses that operate online also maintain multiple platforms of operation, including a website and social media accounts, and thereby increasing visibility and access to both consumers and potential brand abusers alike. Having brand protection that spans borders and countries is becoming ( learn more )