Mahariši vs. MAHARIŠI

Decision of the Board of Appeal of the Latvian Patent Office in the Opposition case against the national trademark registration No. M 66 342 “MAHARIŠI” (verb.).
 
On June 5, 2015 the Board of Appeal of the Latvian Patent Office examined the opposition filed by the Maltese company MAHARISHI VEDIC UNIVERISITY LIMITED against the national trademark registration No. M 66 342 "MAHARIŠI" of the British company MAHARISHI FOUNDATION LIMITED. PETERSONA PATENTS represented the owner of the contested trademark – MAHARISHI FOUNDATION LIMITED in this opposition matter. The opposition was based on earlier commercial rights acquired in Latvia, earlier industrial property rights (unregistered trademark rights) and bad faith.

 

Having reviewed the case on the merits and taking into account the arguments and evidence filed in this matter, the Board of Appeal decided to fully reject the opposition and acknowledged the national trademark registration No. M 66 342 "MAHARIŠI" with respect to all goods/services in Class 16, 41, 44 (for which this trademark was registered) in Latvia as valid.