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Blow for Hyundai as Court of Appeal upholds opposition against KONA mark for automobiles

Blow for Hyundai as Court of Appeal upholds opposition against KONA mark for automobiles

This article first appeared on WTR Daily, part of World Trademark Review, in May, 2019. For further information, please go to www.worldtrademarkreview.com   Kona USA Inc opposed registration of Hyundai’s mark KONA for “automobiles” based on earlier mark KONA for “bicycles” Intellectual Property Office upheld opposition, finding that goods fell within same general category Court of Appeal confirmed that goods belonging…

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SPINNING out? The General Court annuls the EUIPO’s decision to revoke the trademark “SPINNING”

SPINNING out? The General Court annuls the EUIPO’s decision to revoke the trademark “SPINNING”

Background Mad Dogg Athletics Inc. (the applicant) obtained the registration of their trademark SPINNING on April 3rd, 2000, for goods in classes 9 (audio and video cassettes), 28 (exercise equipment) and 41 (exercise training). Aerospinning Master Franchising, s.r.o. (the intervenor) filed an application for partial revocation of the above trademark on February 8th, 2012 on…

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In Good Shape: The General Court Declares Pirelli’s Mark Registrable- Pirelli Tyre SpA vs. EUIPO, T-447/16

BACKGROUND The applicant, Pirelli Typre SpA, filed an application for a registration of an EU trademark on the 23rd of July 2001, for the following figurative sign in class 12: ‘Tyres, solid, semi-pneumatic and pneumatic tyres, rims and covers for vehicle wheels of all kinds, vehicle wheels of all kinds, inner tubes, wheel rims, parts,…

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OMG or NBD: Procter & Gamble’s quest to trademark acronyms

In August 2018, the global household products company Procter & Gamble filed trademark applications for terms including “LOL” (Laughing Out Loud) and “NBD” (No Big Deal). The owner of the well known brands Fairy, Febreze and Mr Clean has taken a different stance on its approach to appealing to a variety of customers, stating that…

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