Pushkin still a poet and not a restaurant
An applicant recently filed a trade mark application for
ПУШКИНЪ (Pushkin) to
provide catering services. The claimed designation is an oval
figure reminiscent of a frame of a painting or a mirror
encircling the word element
The Patent Office declined the registration, arguing that
the word ПУШКИНЪ is
the name of the great Russian poet Alexander Pushkin and
registration of his name as a trade mark would not be in the
The applicant appealed the decision to the Chamber of Patent
Disputes and argued that his restaurant - Café
ПУШКИНЪ - had been
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