Trade mark law, case VI SA/Wa 262/08

June 17th, 2008, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw in its judgment of 30 April 2008 case file VI SA/Wa 262/08, published in LEX under the no. 512901, held that the interests of all market participants must also taken into account when examining the registrability of a trade mark. The grant of the right of protection for a trade mark cannot lead for the monopolization by one entrepreneur of signs that are in the public domain. This case concerned the examination proceedings of the word trade mark polbar Z-278236 that was applied for by Akademia Rolnicza from Lublin. The word “polbar” is used as the name of the hens’ breed.