An application for “TORKI” in class 30 under No. 123289 was filed in Morocco on 4 May 2009 by a Moroccan company (Kezzad Aicha), and was published on 11 June 2009 in the Official Gazette No. 11/2009.
Our Client, the Turkish Company, KONYA SEKERSANAYIVE TICARET ANONIM SIRKETI and the legitimate owner of trademark “TORKU”, requested us to file an opposition against the above application.
Our opposition was based on the following:
- Confusing similarities between our Client’s trademark and the opposed trademark application which will definitely lead to public confusion and unfair competition.
- Our client has valid and prior registration of their trademark “TORKU” in the country of origin as well as several countries around the world and has an International registration.
- Accepting the registration of the opposed application violates the provisions of the law and International treaties.
The Registrar, after reviewing the above merits and the supporting documentary evidence thereof, has issued his favorable decision accepting the opposition filed on behalf of our client and rejecting the registration of the opposed trademark application.
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