Kinar Armani, a Lebanese company, filed a trademark application in Lebanon for “KA KINAR ARMANI” in class 14. The trademark was registered under number 112364 on 10 August 2007.
Acting on behalf of our client, GA MODEFINE S.A., a Swiss manufacturer and the owner of the trademark “ARMANI & GIORGIO ARMANI”, we submitted a cancellation request against the above trademark registration based on the following:
- Our client has prior registration of the mark “ARMANI & GIORGIO ARMANI” in Lebanon and world-wide;
- Similarities between the marks;
- Our client’s trademark is well-known due to its world-wide use and its registrations covering several versions of the mark, classes, and in many different countries, and
- The registration of the trademark “KA KINAR ARMANI” would lead to a likelihood of confusion to the consumers as to the source of the products bearing that mark.
After reviewing our arguments, submitting the necessary evidences, and appointing an expert, the Court accepted our petition and issued a decision to cancel the registration of the trademark “KA KINAR ARMANI” No. 112364 from the registry.
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