Region: Lithuania

German company successful in opposition against Indian statutory body’s mark

German company Bnp Best Natural Products has prevailed in opposition proceedings against the mark KHADI INDIA, filed by the Khadi and Village Industries Commission, based on earlier EUTMs containing the term ‘khadi’.

18 October 2023

Cooperation between the EUIPO and national offices: an inside view

The EUIPO's executive director and representatives from member state IP offices provide an update on cooperation projects and priorities, and the benefits for users.

07 July 2023

Court confirms that NAUJOJI RŪTA is confusingly similar to RŪTA

The addition of the element ‘Naujoji’ in the mark applied for, as well as the presence of additional graphic elements in the earlier marks, did not create a different overall impression.

05 July 2023

Is it possible to base an opposition on earlier rights in a domain name?

The decision establishes the main circumstances for applying Article 8(1)(5)(d) of the Trademark Law based on the existence of an earlier domain name.

13 April 2023

NIKE Innovate prevails in opposition based on family of AIR trademarks

NIKE Innovate CV successfully prevented the registration of AIR MIX in Class 25 based on its earlier marks AIR MAX, AIR ZOOM and AIR FORCE I.

06 January 2023

Newton Law fails to prevent registration of NEWTON

Under Article 8(1)(5)(d) of the Law on Trademarks, it is not sufficient that the opponent has acquired a right to a similar company name before the filing date of the opposed trademark application.

23 September 2022

Youth organisation overcomes refusal to register ‘slang’ mark

A non-governmental youth organisation which organises social responsibility campaigns for young people under the name ‘Man ne dzin’ has overcome the State Patent Bureau’s objection to the registration of the mark MAN NE DZIN on absolute grounds.

06 June 2022

No likelihood of confusion between ROYAL marks for beer

MV Group Asset Management has fended off an opposition by Royal Unibrew, the owner of the international trademark ROYAL, against the application for GUBERNIJA BREWERY ROYAL BALTIC PORTER for beer.

09 February 2022

Soremartec successfully invalidates registration of ART GLACIO RAFAELIO based on earlier RAFFAELLO marks

Soremartec SA was successful in proving that the registration of the mark ART GLACIO RAFAELIO for goods in Classes 29 and 30 in Lithuania would exploit the reputation of the RAFFAELLO mark and weaken its distinctive character.

30 November 2021

CRUSTUM opposition highlights interplay of trademarks and copyrights

The Appeal Division of the State Patent Bureau of Lithuania has rejected an opposition filed by UAB Gustum against the registration of the mark CRUSTUM based on alleged copyright in the sign CRUSTUM.

08 November 2021

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