Representation of the interests of the Client (Information Agency) before the Patent Office of Ukraine regarding registration of a trademark. The Patent Office took a decision on provisional refusal of registration of our Client’s mark «» on the ground of similarity with a combination mark «» that was earlier registered in Ukraine (certificate of Ukraine № 127313 as of 25.08.2010) in the name of LLC «Western Informational Corporation».

The associates of our Agency prepared a reasoned and grounded response to the refusal of the Patent Office based on the following:

— substantial phonetic and graphical distinctiveness of marks (distinctiveness in writing, scripts, color; moreover, the cited mark contains an original figurative element) as well as equivocation of semantic meaning of marks;

— the Client and the owner of the cited mark deliver different services;

— the mark of the Client is known to the Ukrainian consumers with regard to the indicated activities that confirms the substantive and serious preparation for its use;

— the Opponent did not carry out viable economic activities with the use of the cited mark.

As a result, the Patent Office has taken a favorable decision on registration of the Client’s mark.