Court of Appeal: 'stick' and 'stix' are distinctive for Class 30 goods
In two recent decisions (Merit No 2016/2525, Decision No 2017/4913, dated October 2 2017; and Merit No 2016/2484, Decision No 2017/4777, dated September 27 2017), the 11th Chamber of the Court of Appeal has dismissed decisions of the first instance courts (Ankara Fourth Civil IP Court, Merit No 2014/295, Decision No 2015/47, dated March 30 2015; and Ankara First Civil IP Court, Merit No 2013/158, Decision No 2014/94, dated March 27 2014), declaring that the words 'stick' and 'stix' were the main and most prominent elements of the plaintiff's earlier trademarks and that they were distinctive.
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