In Asulin v Parvari (Application to cancel and revoke trademark registrations 171173 (word mark) and 171174 (device), November 8 2012), the IP adjudicator has cancelled two trademark registrations in the name of a creditor of the company that owned the marks, due to the likelihood of consumer confusion. The IP adjudicator found that the goodwill attached to the marks remained with the original company: it was the company, and not the registrant, that had been engaged in the relevant business since 1958 (as implied by one of the marks).

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