TUESDAY, 27 MAY 2008
Poland: Primus Inter Pares
The Polish newspaper Rzeczpospolita reports on a Polish Patent Office (PPO) decision (Act signature: SP 371/07) regarding the Latin slogan "primus inter pares". The PPO decided that Niezalezne Zrzeszenie Studentów (Independent Students' Union, NZS) registered this mark in bad faith. The PPO based its findings on the fact that NZS's director used to be a member of Zrzeszenie Studentów Polskich (Polish Students Association, ZSP). This is the organization that opposed the registration of "primus inter pares" and which has used this slogan since the early sixties. ZSP had also previously tried to register the same trade mark in 1989. Both Parties may lodge a complaint to the Administration Court.
Class 46 has previously reported about this dispute.
Posted by: Tomasz Rychlicki @ 15.49
Tags: opposition, Poland, Priority,