商標登録insideNews: What you need to know about non-use trademark cancellation actions in Russia | Lexology

The Russian non-use cancellation system can be vexing for global trademark owners.One of the challenges for international rights holders is that non-use cancellation proceedings in Russia are heard inter partes by the country’s IP Court. This means that an action in such cases is typically more complex, costly and time consuming than in other jurisdictions.Another challenge is that Russian legislation requires a claimant to use a non-use cancellation action to prove legitimate interest and the evidentiary bar is high.

情報源: What you need to know about non-use trademark cancellation actions in Russia – Lexology

商標登録insideNews: Caterpillar Battling Small Coffee Shop Over Use of Cat in Trademark Case – Small Business Trends

When a multi-national corporation generating $54 billion (2018) goes after small business owners scratching out $150,000 for trademark infringement, it makes you wonder.This is the case being played out between Caterpillar (the multi-national) and Cat & Cloud (the small business). The reason it is getting so much attention is because Caterpillar is the world’s largest construction equipment manufacturer. And Cat & Cloud is a coffee shop in Santa Cruz, CA.

情報源: Caterpillar Battling Small Coffee Shop Over Use of Cat in Trademark Case – Small Business Trends

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社会通念上同一と認められる商標

平成8年改正商標法における不使用取消審判の改善では、登録商標の使用と認める範囲を社会通念上同一と認められる商標まで広げています。どこまでが社会通念上同一という境界を探ることで、どの程度の幅を以て登録商標からの差異が容認さ …

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不使用取消審判とは    不使用取消審判は、使用していないことを理由に、競合するような他人の商標登録を取り消す手続です。商標調査の結果や出願の審査段階で、欲しいと思う商標に競合する他人の商標があったときでは、不使用を理由 …