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Blog name in trademark dispute

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by parispapa, May 5, 2015.

  1. parispapa

    parispapa Newbie

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    Hi, I was wondering if anyone had ever dealt with a trademark dispute over the name of their blog? To cut a long story short, I've had a site up since 2012 and have recently applied for a UK trademark. I received an email from a company based in another EU country that they are planning to launch a product with the same name in Europe. Their trademark was granted in their home country in 2014. They have not applied for an EU-wide trademark as of yet.

    In terms of what I produce and the product they are planning to launch, there is no overlap, but obviously having a potentially popular product launch with the same brand name is less than ideal. Any ideas on how to proceed until my UK application is approved?
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don't know much about EU law, but if you've been using the trademark for 3 years now and you've already submitted an application for the trademark, shouldn't your application have precedence over their application?
     
  3. SamLewis

    SamLewis Regular Member

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    was the other company active before your blog?
     
  4. Arutar90

    Arutar90 Newbie

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    My advice: talk to a lawyer who is specialized in this field. This is way too complicated for an Internet forum.

    Some lawyers do free 30 minutes consultations, find a couple of them...