Our client, MARSA KRAFT FOOD SABANCI GIDA SANAY VE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI, is the owner of Lebanese trademark registration No. 89657 MARSA in Classes 29, 30 and 32, in respect of the class headings of each class, since 28 January 2002.
The Union Nutrition and Provisioning Company on 11 November 2002 registered the trademark MAYSA in Class 29 under No. 92375 for the same list of goods as MARSA.
As you may know, in Lebanon the mark is published after registration and subject for a cancellation action before the Administrative Court within 5 years of the publication date.
Our client has based his action on prior use and registration in Lebanon and abroad, and claims confusing similarity between both marks.
After full litigation the Court decided to cancel registration No. 92375 MAYSA in the name of The Union Nutrition and Provisioning Company.