Rus News Journal

MDM - to Bank have refused in MDM

the Context
Arbitration court of Moscow has rejected MDM claim - Bank and has confirmed legality of the decision of Rospatent about refusal in the state registration of trade mark MDM, the correspondent of agency RAPSI/ rapsinews has transferred. ru. The bank asked department to register trade mark MDM concerning services 36 - go class MKTU (financial activity, credit - monetary operations, operations with real estate, insurance). The Rospatent in the summer of 2011 has refused trade mark registration, having specified that it as a whole does not possess distinctive ability as represents the combination of letters which does not have verbal character and characteristic graphic execution. Bank, having disagreed with Rospatent arguments, has specified that in MDM company name - Bank an individualising and significant element is the combination of letters MDM on which the consumer of bank services identifies the applicant among other bank organisations. MDM - to Bank since 1996 belongs domain MDM. RU, the site is throughout last five years for bank the major tool of realisation of work with clients. The Rospatent on objections of bank has added that the argument about long existence the Internet - a site with which help the applicant carries out work with clients, cannot be recognised by convincing. Court on Friday, having heard arguments of the parties, has rejected the bank statement of claim. a prime