We successfully received a favorable ruling for the registration of the ETI SOHO trademark. The Court Branch 3 dismissed the denial by the Registrar of the registration based on similarity with the existing trademarks GOLDEN SOHA and SOHO.
On behalf of our client we filed an application for the registration of the trademark ETI SOHO and device, under No. 8 60 42 701 dated 22 July 2007 in class 30. It was rejected because of prior application No. 850 90 915 filed in 2006 for a word mark SOHO in class 30 and No. 11 80 48 GOLDEN SOHA in classes 30 & 35.
We appealed the decision of the Registrar and argued that the first cited application SOHA is not legally valid, because one year had elapsed since it was filed, and the applicant did not pursue their application.
As regarding GOLDEN SOHA we argued as follows:
Even if there is similarity between SOHA & SOHO, ETI SOHO is different from GOLDEN SOHA.
Our argument was accepted and the application proceeded to publication.