The trademark ECON was filed by Econ Technologies Co., Ltd., a corporation established under the laws of the People's Republic of China (the "Applicant"). The application was published for oppositions on January 26, 2011, and received one opposition filed on March 2, 2011 by Econosto N.V. on (a) Identity of marks and Goods and Services, (b) Likelihood of confusion. the opponent was represented by MERKENBUREAU KNIJFF & PARTNERS B.V. and proceedings were handled in English, and the oppositon was dismissed by the Euorpean Union Intellectual Property Office with decision issued March 2, 2011
The application was filed in English, and English was also language of all opposition proceedings (German was selected as the second language).
Appointment and Replacement of representative of the trademark registration was recorded on January 9, 2013.
The Opposition with reference B 001808545 was refused according to Article 8(1)(a) CTMR with decision issued on June 27, 2012 by the EUIPO.