UGG vs. UGG
On March 3, 2017 the Indsustrial Property Board of Appeals examined the opposition filed in the name of the USA company Deckers Outdoor Corporation against the Latvian trademark registration No. M 69 619 “UGG" (fIg.) registered in the name of a Latvian company MANEVR, SIA for goods in Class 25 and services in Class 35. Our trademark and design attorney, lawyer Mr. Meržvinskis represented the opponent – Deckers Outdoor Corporation in this opposition matter. The opposition was based on confusing similarity of “UGG” (fig.) trademark to the opponent’s earlier reputed trademark registrations “UGG" (fig.) (EUTM No. 1037027), "UGG" (verb.) (EUTM No. 001409721), "UGG" (verb.) (EUTM No. 004686994), "UGG" (verb.) (EUTM No. 0902172) and the Latvian national trdemark "УГГ" (cyril.) (reg. No. M 65 729)
Having reviewed the case on the merits and taking into account the arguments and evidence provided in this matter, the Board of Appeals decided to satisfy the opposition. Accordingly the contested trademark registration No. M 69 619 “UGG” was invalidated with respect to all the all goods it was registered for.