Be careful with flags, stars and symbols; Red Cross and other international symbols

In Poland the Red Cross has opposed the registration of Alta’s new trademark. Alta’s new trademark contained a polar bear in front of a red cross. It is not allowed to use flags and other international symbols as a trademark. The Polish court decided that this is the case even if other distinctive elements are part of the mark, such as a polar bear.  

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MENTOS has been selling chewing gum under the name MENTOS PURE FRESH for several years. In order to protect her rights MENTOS has registered the following trademarks: the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH, the logo MENTOS PURE FRESH 3 and a figurative depiction of the word PURE. Defendant sells chewing gum under the trademark DENTYNE PURE and has registered its logo as a trademark. Infringement or not?
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