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Protection of trademark ownership rights

A brief account of some of the Trademark infringement cases
handled by MYANMAR TRADEMARK AND PATENT LAW FIRM

1. The infringement case of "STOLICHNAYA” Trademark (Russian Vodka) , representing by the authority of SPIRITS INT'L N.V, Switzerland

In the year 2007, we have given strong cease and desist letters to the infringing sale centers in Yangon where the bottles of liquor bearing Counterfeit mark STOLICHNAYA were being distributed. As the result, all the sales centers entirely stopped selling the imitated products and thus, litigation was not necessary.

2. The infringement case of "" Trademark
representing by the authority of Big C Supercenter Public Co., Ltd., Thailand

In the year 2007, we have also sent the cease and desist letter to the proprietor of a local super market which used the identical of above trademark as its name. After sending cease and desist letter, the said proprietor came to discuss with us and as a result the said super market came to a close , the registration of opposite party’s mark was withdrawn and amicable solution was reached.

3. The infringement case of GE Trademark
representing by the authority of GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY, USA

Also in the year 2007, we have sent the cease and desist letter to the infringer who was using identical of GE Trademark . we received first response from the attorney of opposite party and let him view the evidential documents revealing our client’s strong status. Then , according to the attorney of the opposite party, the infringement action has ceased by the infringer since the time of receiving our cease and desist letter, thus the litigation was not necessary.

4. The litigation regarding the Ownership Right of Trademark "" representing by the authority of MJM Holding Co., Ltd., Singapore

In the year 2008, that was our turn to receive cease and desist letter from the opposite party regarding the ownership right of the trademark "" registered by our Client to be used in respect of milk and milk products. After reviewing all the circumstances, the case was brought to the Court by us with civil law suit against the opposite party, which ended to the favour of our client.

5. The infringement case of UD trademark-
Representing by the authority of UD Trucks Corporation (Former name: NISSAN DIESEL MOTOR CO., LTD.), JAPAN

In the year 2010, we sent cease and desist letter to the infringer and the infringer subsequently came to meet us in person to affirm that he would discontinue using their counterfeit mark.

6. The infringement case of Trademark “DR. MARTENS &
Representing by the authority of “Dr. Martens International Trading GmbH” and “Dr. Martens Marketing GmbH”

In the year 2009 we sent the cease and desist letters simultaneously to the dozens  Of sales out-lets in Yangon and Mandalay where the foot wearing with the imitation of above marks were seen in display. After the cease and desist letters, the cautionary notice of above trademarks are being advertised in the local newspaper every year and according to the local distributor , the retailers at present are no more dare to import imitated brands due to the risk of legal action.

7. The infringement case of "Balenciaga" trademark
representing by the authority of BALENCIAGA, France

In this year 2011, we sent cease and desist letters to the two infringers respectively. The attorney of first infringer came to meet us to have discussion. As a result, the first infringer revoked his trademark registration and then inserted an advertisement in the newspaper to declare his cancellation of trademark registration and his apology. We still need to handle the second infringer.

8. The infringement case of KFC trademark
Representing by the authority of Kentucky Fried Chicken International Holdings Inc,

In the year 2013, we sent strong cease and desist letters to the infringer who has registered KFC trademark in Myanmar and even setup a restaurant with KFC signboard to sell fried chicken. It has been some arguments between their lawyer and our firm and finally the opposite party stopped using KFC mark and revoked its registration.
 

 

 


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