Archive for: Art. 138(2) IPL

Trade mark law, case DT-9/06

September 20th, 2007, Tomasz Rychlicki

The Polish Patent Office in its decision of 17 August 2006, case file DT-9/06 has rejected a request to register a motion trade mark (the application was filled as the international registration IR-776498).


The examiner found that such sign (described as: movement mark: the colours in the waves are changing continuously from red to green upwards from bottom left to top right in an 8-second time span) can not be shown in graphic form with the use of images, lines, symbols in the manner that such presentation is at the same time clear, precise, compact, easily accessible, comprehensible, durable objective and uniform, which in consequence is devoid of distinctive character.