Trade mark law, case VI SA/Wa 2349/12

June 21st, 2013, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Voivodeship Administrative Court in Warsaw case file VI SA/Wa 2349/12 dismissed the complaint filed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) against the decision of the Polish Patent Office that refused to invalidate the word-figurative trade mark Olimpiada Przedsiębiorczości R-220562 owned by Fundacja Promocji i Akredytacji Kierunków Ekonomicznych, and ruled that this sign not similar to the Olympics, Olympic and Olimpiad trade marks.

R-220562

The Court agreed with the PPO that sounding of the sign in question is sufficiently differentiated primarily due to the fact that the mark is composed of two words.