The registrant’s mark was registered on 1 September 2013 for multiple Class 41 services. S...

Non-profit trademark use upheld by Taiwan Supreme Court – World Trademark Review

The registrant’s mark was registered on 1 September 2013 for multiple Class 41 services. Soon afterwards it was challenged by the opposer, which asserted that it had been using a similar mark in the same or relevant services since 2009. It further claimed that in view of the nature of the two businesses and their geographical proximity, the registrant must have been aware of the opposer’s mark and the registrant’s mark was filed only in an attempt to squat on it.In May 2015 the Taiwan Intellectual Property Office rendered a decision holding that, in view of the prior use evidence …

 

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