Determining the Distinctiveness of a Trademark

Determining the Distinctiveness of a Trademark

On March 25, 2024, the Presidium of the Intellectual Property Court overturned a lower court’s decision that upheld Rospatent’s refusal to register the trademark “ТВ3-117” (TV3-117 in Cyrillic) for an aircraft engine manufacturer. The court highlighted the need to consider the specific target group of consumers. The case was sent back for reevaluation as the courts had not assessed the perception of this group.