Colour combination trademarks under scrutiny

01-06-2010

Michael Lantos

A Hungarian pharmaceutical company filed a trademark application for a colour/figurative use of the word ‘MultiKid’ with a list of goods.

A Hungarian pharmaceutical company filed a trademark application for a colour/figurative use of the word ‘MultiKid’ with a list of goods, including in class 5 for pharmaceutical and veterinary products, therapeutic use of healthcare products, therapeutic use of dietary preparations, baby food, plasters, bandage materials, lead materials for dental use, dental modelling materials, disinfectants, preparations for killing pestiferous animals and plants, fungicides and herbicides.

In the word combination, ‘Multi’ was printed in yellow and ‘Kid’ in orange, using a wide letter typeface. A foreign owner of an earlier international trademark for the expression ‘MultiBic’ filed an opposition against the subject application.

The list of goods of the opponent included in class 5, pharmaceutical preparations and healthcare products for medical use except for products including vitamins, minerals and/or microelements. The prior trademark was black and white, with narrow letters.


Colour, combination, trademark, application, MultiKid, Hungary

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