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Through Vera Abogados, Colombian IP Office declares Icetex as a well-known trademark

By Vera Abogados - 28/08/2018
Through Vera Abogados, Colombian IP Office declares Icetex as a well-known trademark

Through Vera Abogados, the Colombian Institute of Educational Credit and Technical Studies Abroad (Icetex) had opposed the trademark registration for Iseté.

In March, 2018, the Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (SIC) of Colombia denied the trademark application for Iseté, ruling that is hasn’t “any phonetic differences” with previously registered trademark Icetex “since the variation of the letter S by the C does not generate a relevant distinction between the two signs”.

After an analysis and general assessment of the case, the SIC also ruled that Icetex had provided “sufficient evidence” to be declared a well-known trademark, given its “importance and presence” in the Colombian market and the “degree of recall” throughout the population.

By Vera Abogados - 28/08/2018
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VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A.-, is a Colombian law firm with specialized lawyers, Founded more than 40 years ago, by Jorge E. Vera Vargas, Doctor in Law and Political Sciences of the La Gran Colombia University in Bogota D.C., Colombia. At present, with principal offices in the city of Bogota D.C., and offices in the cities of Cali, Medellin, Barranquilla, at national level, and at an international level in Ecuador and Panama.

The Firm is today a reference in the Andean Community, and it makes part of important international affiliations such as PRAGMA, EEIG. International Network of Law Firm, The International Trademark Association (INTA), Asociación Interamericana de Propiedad Industrial (ASIPI), Associação Brasileira da Propriedade Intelectual (ABPI), and the Chamber of Industrial Property Agents of the Republic of Argentina(CAPIRA).
 
VERA ABOGADOS ASOCIADOS S.A. offers professional services to prestigious Colombian and foreign companies in the following juridical areas: Industrial property, Trademarks, Patents, Copyrights, New Technologies, Disloyal Competition, Commercial Practices, Sanitary Rights, Community Right, Administrative law, Tax Law, Corporate Right and Foreign Investment and Business Rights.
 
The Firm offers of equal way a service of integral consultancy in Foreign Commerce, Business administration, Finance and Accountancy. The team is made up of specialized lawyers in each of the workspaces and expert multilingual professionals (Spanish, English and French) that respond with efficiency and competitiveness to the needs and demands of our customers around the world.