ALLEZLES BLEUS

January 17, 2006 : The French High Court ruled that the mark ALLEZ LES BLEUS (literally Go on blue guys) was not commonly known at the time of filling and should consequently be regarded as distinctive. It only became well-know after the winning of the world football cup of 1998 by France.

A single letter is enough to distinguish between two trademarks

On December 15th, 2005, the European Court of First Instance ruled that these two trademarks were not similar to designate cleaning products in class 3 because of : – The letter A in the middle of the word CLEAN – The letter X at the end of the world CLEAN – The representation of a …

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FOCUS TALK

In the context of an opposition proceeding, the specification of a trademark covering products/services not included in one class shows difference of practice between the French Trademark Office (INPI) and the European one (OHMI) when assessing the products and services similarity. The INPI systematically holds as ungrounded the opposition when the prior registration designates products/services not included …

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VIP

December 16, 2005 -OHIM VIP or VIPS, used and understood in all European Countries, aregeneric indications in all commercial fields to indicate a presumed ˜high class level™ for any products and services, and therefore show limited distinctiveness. As a result, OHIM retains no possible confusion between VIPS and in this proceeding.

WORLD

 December 16, 2005 -OHIM– WORLD/ WORLDBEDS   WORLD is usual for products and services connected to travel because of its ability to convey a positive image to the prospective travelers». Then, OHIM denies likelihood of confusion between and .