Applied-for mark  “GUBASIC” is being opposed

Grounds: Article 74.2(e) and 112, IP Law

FAST RETAILING CO., LTD, addressed at 717-1, Sayama, Yamaguchi-city, Yamaguchi 754-0894, Japan (JP), owner of VN mark Registration No. 236830 “GU, figure” (the cited mark) for protection of products/services in Class 24, 25, 28 và 35 has petitioned with the IP Vietnam to oppose the VN applied-for mark application No. 4-2022-26973 “GUBASIC”” (the applied-for mark”) for protection of fashion clothing products, sportswear, footwear, headwear, underwear, belts (apparel) in Class 25 on the grounds: (i) the applied-for mark is created by two word elements, namely GU and BASIC, in which the element GU judged to be distinctive is identical to the word element GU of the cited mark “GU, figure” that is already registered, and (ii) the products covered by the applied-for mark is identical or similar to those covered by the cited mark.

The case is being handled by the IP Vietnam./.

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