Enjoy Media, a Moroccan company, filed a trademark application for “ABSOLUT EVENTS” in class 16 under number 142951 on 12 February 2012; the application published for opposition on 8 March 2012 for a period of 2 months.
Acting on behalf of our client, V&S Vin & Sprit Aktiebolag, the Swedish producer, we submitted an opposition against the above trademark application based on the following:
- Similarity to our client’s mark ABSOLUT registered in Morocco in classes 16, 35, 41, and 43 since January 2010;
- The mark “ABSOLUT” is registered in the country of origin (i.e. Sweden) since 1993, and
- Our client’s trademark is a well-known mark, and has a world-wide registration.
After full litigation, including the consideration of the above facts, the trademark Registrar issued his decision and accepted our position and refused the registration procedure of the pending application.
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