The end of the trademark Dutch Design Duodopa Vest
For those who would like more information on what happened with the trademark and why it was AbbVie AB that filled the application for a declaration of invalidity for the trademark Dutch Design Duodopa Vest, here is a list of documents submitted during the procedure with EUIPO by the opponent, AbbVie AB and the applicant, TeCuro Ltd.
The best is to start with the timeline submitted by the applicant. Then just click on each link and you can read the submitted pdf file.
We feel that the decision of the Office does not come across as unbiased, but this is just our opinion, so the decision was made not to appeal the Office decision but stop with the manufacturing of the Dutch Design Duodopa Vest. Seen that despite EUIPO has requested us to sent translations of all submitted Dutch documents, which was done so accordingly, the Office keeps referring to the no-translated documents. Does this mean they did not read the updated documents, this is unknown to us.
As AbbVie comes across as the Golden Boy and TeCuro as the complete opposite, we better drop this completely, knowing the company AbbVie BV and the conduct of their people, it is better if this chapter is closed.
AbbVie BV actions were all done with the best interest of their patients in mind. We are sure of this, it says so on their website, 'People and the quality of their lives are our top priority. This guides us in what we do and how we do it.' See AbbVie’s missie (NL)
- Timeline by Applicant
- AbbVie AB STATEMENT OF GROUNDS OF INVALIDITY
- Observations by Applicant on the Grounds of Invalidity
- Witness statement of CHERYL ANN WITHYCOMBE for the Opponent AbbVie AB
- Applicant's observations to the witness statements
- The decision by EUIPO
- So what Now?