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CONSTANTIN BRANCUSI

What can you do when another business wants to use your trademark

20.02.2019


Situations can vary. We have already expressed our opinion in other materials on how we proceed when the trademark our customer wishes to register is already in use on the market. But what happens when the customer is the one that owns the trademark that a competitor wishes to register for the marketed products?

The procedure followed is similar to the one in which the customer wishes to register an already existing mark. Specifically, our client, a well-known pharmaceutical company, uses a brand under which it sells food supplements. An application for an identical trademark has been filed by another pharma company with the purpose to bring medical products, such as cement for arthroplasty, to the market.

In order to reach consensus with the adversary, we have started negotiations aiming to conclude with a coexistence agreement. In the event that we won’t reach an agreement that suits both parties and does not damage in any way our client’s brand, then we will go to EUIPO (the European Union Intellectual Property Office), the institution that manages trademark cases across the EU, and we will file an opposition to defend our client’s rights.

08.05.2019

New case at horizon: generic trademark or not?-

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 )

24.04.2019

Slogans can sometimes be an issue

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 )

16.04.2019

Rebrand for a Romanian bank

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 )