When a mark under Opposition is assigned to a third party

puss in boots

Israel Trademark Number 244831 is for the word mark “PAMA” and covers Clothing and shoes for women, grils and grown up grils only; all included in class 25. The mark is owned by Abedel Razzak Ebido, a resident of Hebron.

We assume that grils are girls, and grown up grils are maidens or young ladies.

PUMA SE applied to have the mark canceled. Abedel Razzak Ebido meanwhile assigned the mark to another family member and forgot to inform the opposers of this. Attempts to argue that he forgot, and that the assignment was in the family so didn’t matter were rejected. PUMA were awarded 1500 Shekels in legal costs.

COMMENT

Since the District Court has argued that Palestinian youth are entitled to their rip-off brands, allowing four stripe Adidas trainers, it is important that brand owners fight mark like this.

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