WIPO’S International trademark registration offers the possibility of affordable trademark protection abroad. Almost a hundred countries have joined already. The latest newcomer is Thailand.
From November 7th 2017, it is no longer necessary to go through the rather costly procedure of filing for a national trademark in Thailand. The large amount of Asian counties that joined the treaty lately is remarkable.
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?