Applied-for mark  “OSCAR KARAOKE, figure” is being opposed

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

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, headquartered at 8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, California 90211, U.S.A, owner of National (VN) Trademark Registration No.12920 – OSCAR, currently in effect  in Vietnam for services “entertainment services provided through an annual on-site television program related to the cinematic arts; organizing awards for film achievements” in Class 41 (the cited trademark) has petitioned with the IP Vietnam to oppose national (VN) applied-for mark application No. 4-2022-22180 - “OSCAR KARAOKE, figure”  for “karaoke entertainment service”  in Class 41 on the grounds that the applied-for mark is confusingly similar to the cited mark already registered, in particular (i) the word "OSCAR" which is the dominant and distinctive element of the applied-for-mark application is identical with the cited trademark, and (ii) the services covered by these marks are similar to each other.

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

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