Lookalike case finally coming to a successful end

PAVLOV & CO concludes lengthy litigation against local producer for copying client packaging

The team of PAVLOV & CO brought some good news to a major international client, after a case that was started almost 4 years ago finally came to a successful conclusion. Early this month the Supreme Court of Cassation effectively ended a court battle that began back in 2016. The case was started in defense of IP rights over a registered and well-known EUTM for processed cheese by world...

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General Court upholds decision of BoA of EUIPO to cancel trademark registrations upon request by Bulgarian leading preserves producer

PAVLOV & CO team rakes in success in first appearance before the General Court in Luxembourg.

The General Court of the European Union had rendered its decision in joint cases T-717/18 and T-718/18, in which PAVLOV & CO represented the intervening party – a Bulgarian leading producer of fruit and vegetable canned products PHILICON 97. A dispute arose between the client and a French producer of fresh fruits when the Bulgarian producer commenced actions for invalidatio...

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The General Court rules that the name of the town of Devin can be a word mark for bottled water

The General Court of the EU rendered a decision, stating that the name of a Bulgarian town can be registered as a word trademark for indicating bottled water that originates from it.

DEVIN EAD is a leading Bulgarian producer of bottled water and has been on the local market for over 20 years. Its main product – mineral water in both natural and sparkling variety have always been branded with the trademark DEVIN. The company holds a number of national registrations in Bulgaria, i...

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