McDonald’s wins and loses

McDonald’s opposed the trademark MCBERG for clothing et al. in class 25, for services for education, entertainment et al. and in class 41 and for providing food and drinks, provision of accommodation in class 43. Likewise it opposed four other trademarks McMountain, McTyrol, McTirol (figurative) and McTirol (word) registered for the same goods and services. … >> read more

01.06.2015

Split relevant Public in Trade marks

In one of its recent judgments, the Austrian Supreme Court had to decide on the likelihood of confusion between the word mark “Sinupret” registered i.a. for pharmaceutical products and the sign “Sinuvex” used for pharmaceutical products. The court of first instance and the appeal court both found that “sinu” is of little distinctive character as … >> read more

01.06.2012

Opposition proceedings in Austria

The Austrian Patent Office offers as of July 1, 2010 the possibility of an opposition proceeding. Oppositions can be brought in against Austrian marks and the Austrian part of international marks, this after the publication of the registered mark. The publication of Austrian marks takes place every 20th of a month; the opposition period is … >> read more

01.07.2010
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