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BROWNI not Generic for Chocolate Cakes, Court Rules

The Ankara IP Court of First Instance has ordered that the trademark ULKER BROWNI CHOCOLATE CAKE be revoked on the grounds of likelihood of confusion with the senior marks BROWNI and BROWNI GOLD (Case 2005/23, October 27 2005). Eti AS filed a petition for the cancellation of the registration of the mark ULKER BROWNI CHOCOLATE CAKE held by competitor Ulker AS. Eti had unsuccessfully opposed Ulker’s application on the basis of its senior registration of the mark BROWNI held… »

Ferrari Secures Reverse in Opposition Case

The Turkish Patent Institute has overturned an earlier decision and has allowed Ferrari SpA’s opposition against the registration of a word and device mark featuring a rearing horse design (Case 2005-M-3427, August 17 2005). Turkish company Bisan Bisiklet Moped Otomotiv San ve Tic AS applied to register the mark, which is made up of the word BISAN inside a rectangle placed over a triangle bearing a rearing horse device, for goods in Class 12 of the Nice Classification and… »

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