The Board of Appeal of Latvian Patent office confirmed protection to a famous international trademark “LOUIS XIII DE REMY MARTIN”, which is registered for the territory of the EU for alcohol drinks, excluding beer.

The Board of Appeal concluded that Community trademark “LOUIS XIII DE REMY MARTIN” has a good reputation in the EU that should grant special protection to this trademark.

In the light of the good reputation of the trademark and taking into account the fact that trademarks are registered for identical products and have visual and phonetic similarities, the Board of Appeal stated that likelihood of confusion between two trademarks is in place and trademark “LOUIS D’OR” shall be excluded from the Latvian trademark registry.

Intellectual property