REJECTED WELL-KNOWN MARK “RAFFAELLO”, REMAND BY COURT FOR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TO THE RUSSIAN PTO FOR RECONSIDERATION

marketude Alisa Pestryakova, Intellectual Property, Publications, Russia, Russia Express

In 2018 SOREMARTEC S.A. filed an application for recognition and registration of its trademark “Raffaello” as well-known in Russia. Raffaello is the name of popular coconut ball sweets with an almond inside. The company claimed that the mark had become notorious for confectionery goods, namely sweets, in Russia by 22 August 2017. In December 2018 the Russian PTO rejected the application. The Company filed an appeal with the Court for Intellectual Property…

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