Neogum fights the Bull

The IPKat has received this missive from Sirazhutdin Tabukov in the United Arab Emirates:

The UAE branch of the UK based company Neogum has filed an application for the TX trade mark in the UAE. Red Bull has recently filed an opposition in the local Trademark Office, stating that the alleged trade mark is confusingly similar to theirs, even though the products of two companies fall within different classes under the Nice classification.

It remains to be seen how things will go. The companies may negotiate some slight changes in the TX mark as to the colours or overall design. However, Red Bull does not seem to have a solid ground to bring the case to court.

The IPKat assumes that the problem is not so much the TX as the red and yellow horse logo that Neogum's products displays. He's always reluctant to comment on an unresolved dispute if no-one's paying him, but he's happy to hear from any readers who have strong, publishable opinions. Merpel adds, it's good to hear from places like the UAE, where we don't often get a chance to see how IP protection works out in practice.
NEOGUM FIGHTS THE BULL NEOGUM FIGHTS THE BULL Reviewed by Jeremy on Sunday, November 19, 2006 Rating: 5

1 comment:

All comments must be moderated by a member of the IPKat team before they appear on the blog. Comments will not be allowed if the contravene the IPKat policy that readers' comments should not be obscene or defamatory; they should not consist of ad hominem attacks on members of the blog team or other comment-posters and they should make a constructive contribution to the discussion of the post on which they purport to comment.

It is also the IPKat policy that comments should not be made completely anonymously, and users should use a consistent name or pseudonym (which should not itself be defamatory or obscene, or that of another real person), either in the "identity" field, or at the beginning of the comment. Current practice is to, however, allow a limited number of comments that contravene this policy, provided that the comment has a high degree of relevance and the comment chain does not become too difficult to follow.

Learn more here:

Powered by Blogger.