SELGA vs. Klasiskā Selga
Decision of the Board of Appeal of the Latvian Patent Office in the Opposition case against the national trademark registration No. M 67 592 Klasiskā Selga.
On July 3, 2015 the Board of Appeal of the Latvian Patent Office examined the opposition filed against the national trademark registration No. M 67 592 "Klasiskā Selga" of the Latvian company NML GROUP, SIA. PETERSONA PATENTS represented the opponent – STABURADZE, AS - in this opposition matter. The opposition was based on confusing similarity of the contested trademark "Klasiskā Selga" (reg. No. M 67 592) to the earlier verbal and graphic trademarks “SELGA”. Besides, the opposition was also based on the well-known status of the verbal trademark "SELGA" in Latvia, as well as on the bad faith of applicant NML GROUP, SIA.
Having reviewed the case on the merits and taking into account the arguments and evidence provided in this matter, the Board of Appeal decided to fully satisfy the opposition and invalidated the national trademark registration No. M 67 592 "Klasiskā Selga" in Latvia with respect to all the goods for which this trademark was registered.