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.
In the coming months we will have a case related to a supposed generic name of a Swiss traditional bread producer’s brand. The problem lies in the refusal of the German office to register that trademark based on the fact that the name of the trademarks is generic. We consider this refusal difficult to understand, ( learn more )
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. ( learn more )
Currently, in Romania, we provide consultancy to a reputable banking company in a rebranding process. The goal is to achieve increase its popularity among customers. As part of a company’s marketing strategy, the rebranding process can be very complex and long lasting. It requires a lot of research and its deployment involves many resources, hence ( learn more )