Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Russia Approves Coca-Cola's Bottle Trademark Request

The Chamber for Patent Related Disputes has approved an application from Coca-Cola to register its signature bottle as a three-dimensional trademark.  The ruling overturned Rospatent's prior refusal to register the trademark because, according to Rospatent, the bottle's shape was functional rather than distinctive.  Coca-Cola insisted that it's bottle has an original design that includes a dome-shaped top section decorated with two rows of embossed drops of different sizes, and a traditional cylinder-shaped body with symmetrical elliptical indents, features unique and distinctive enough to enjoy trademark protection.  The Chamber for Patent Related Disputes agreed, noting that Coca-Cola's bottle distinguishes it from other similar products.

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