|With hidden cameras installed in|
all hotel bedrooms, the cats took
in in turns to watch for illicit
raids on the minibar ...
Community trade mark (or CTM, as it is conveniently known) a logo (left) representing the now famous letters DSK for goods and services in Classes 2, 28 ("Games and playthings ...") and 40.
registered as a CTM a DSK logo (right), this time for goods in Class 9: "galvanic batteries, fuel cells, batteries and accumulators and parts therefor; primary packs of rechargeable alkaline batteries; apparatus and instruments for charge surveillance and control of aforementioned goods".
The IPKat has been wondering about the impact of all this publicity for the IMF DSK on the other ones. Clearly this is not the sort of event against which even the best standards and practices of IP portfolio management can easily guard. One imagines that, on these facts at least, any attempt by the trade mark owner to cash in on the publicity would be regarded as being in bad taste -- but in different circumstances that might not be so, such as when the owner of a trade mark consisting of a three-letter figurative mark finds that someone who shares the same initials has just won a major golf tournament, been elected to high office or accorded some other high-level status. Merpel says, if anyone was considering a marketing campaign based on bad taste, the descriptions listed in respect of these two marks would be easy to make use of.
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