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Sajic Successfully for Amigos Caffee in Trademark Dispute

Sajic Successfully for Amigos Caffee in Trademark Dispute

Bosnia and Herzegovina
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The Sajic law firm has successfully represented Italy's Amigos Caffee S.n.c. before the Intellectual Property Institute of Bosnia and Herzegovina in its challenge to the attempt to apply for the "AMIGO" trademark by the Netherlands' Strauss Coffee BV.

According to Sajic, the Institute for Intellectual Property of BiH issued its final decision on September 13, 2018, rejecting Strauss Coffee's attempts to trademark "AMIGO" in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

"In particular," according to Sajic, "our client is a world-known coffee producer and the holder of the previously protected right to the trademark 'AMIGOS' for the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina, so having in mind that the applicant was required to grant the right to the 'AMIGO' trademark, Sajic represented our client in a special procedure and presented the basic reasons indicating the undeniable similarity between the indicated signs and, finally, the possibility of misleading consumers, where the same resulted with the rejection of the recognition of the AMIGO trademark."

Sajic Senior Associate Bogdanic Ognjen represented Amigos Caffee in proceedings before the Institute for Intellectual Property of BiH.

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