Russian patent agency once more dismisses Mercedes-Benz claim to register G 65 trademark
MOSCOW, August 20 (RAPSI) – Russia’s Patent Agency (Rospatent) has upheld a ruling to dismiss a request filed by Daimler AG, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, to grant legal protection for G 65 trademark, the watchdog’s documents read.
Earlier, Rospatent noted that G65 is merely combinations of letters and numbers and as such can’t be differentiated because of lack of original graphics or lexical meaning.
In turn, the applicant argued that consumers and specialists differentiated various automobile models by using the letter-number combinations. In 2015, the company introduced a new specification system built around five types of models: “A”, “B”, “C”, “E” and “S”. Daimler AG believes that, for example, E 220 trademark can be differentiated because of its specific sequence of elements making it unique.
On April 3, Rospatent upheld a similar ruling concerning another set of trademarks incly B 140, C 250 e, S 350 e and E 400 e. On March 23, Rospatent in a similar fashion upheld a ruling over E 220, S 450, S 450 e and G 500 trademarks.