Registration of VANA TALLINN AUTHENTIC ESTONIAN LIQUEUR [fig.] refused on the prior protected geographical indication Estonian vodka

The international registration designated the EU for the figurative mark VANA TALLINN AUTHENTIC ESTONIAN LIQUEUR for “liqueurs; liqueur-based cocktails and mixed drinks” of Class 33 of the Nice Classification.

The OHIM issued a provisional refusal as the application contained a significant part of the protected geographical indication ESTONIAN VODKA for vodka; therefore, the examiner suggested a limitation of the goods so as to only cover liqueurs, liqueur-based cocktails and mixed drinks, excluding any spirit drinks other than those which comply with the conditions of the protected geographical indication ESTONIAN VODKA.

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