PUMA SE v. Doosan Machine Tools Co., Ltd.


Case details

Plaintiff: PUMA SE

Case no.: R1677/2020-1

Jurisdiction: European Union

Industry: Fashion

Decision date: 28 Oct, 2021


The opponent relies mainly on the high degree of its reputation and that other companies expand the use of their marks in different sectors. However, the opposing goods are not only dissimilar, but do not even have any points of contact. They target essentially different trade circles with completely different interests. The fact that the earlier mark is known to average consumers and/or experienced specialists cannot automatically lead to a link between both signs on substantially different markets. Therefore, the opposition is not founded.

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