Biljar El Houssine, a Moroccan company, filed a trademark application for VIENETTA SECRET in class 25 under number 143676 on 23 March 2012; the application published for opposition on 12 April 2012 for a period of 2 months.
Acting on behalf of our client, Suleyman Giyim Sanayi Ve Ticaret Limited, a Turkish producer, we submitted an opposition against the above trademark application based on the following:
- Similarity to our client’s VIENETTA SECRET mark registered in Morocco in classes 24, 25, and 35 since March 2011;
- The mark VIENETTA SECRET is registered in the country of origin (i.e. Turkey) since 2006, and
- The opposed trademark is an exact replica of our client’s trademark in terms of pronunciation, spellings, and general appearance.
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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