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St. Onge IP Breaks Criteria and Prevails in China Trademark Opposition on Behalf of The Wiffle Ball, Inc.

June 22, 2020 by in Trademarks

Gene Winter and AnneMarie Provino of St. Onge IP prevailed in a trademark opposition proceeding on behalf of its client The Wiffle Ball, Inc. The China Trade Mark Office (CTMO) entered a Decision against Shui Mu Sky (Beijing) Education Technology Co., Ltd. and refused registration of the WIFFLE trademark. Although the goods of both parties are dissimilar according to the Chinese Classification Book which is used as the guidance of CTMO, our office prevailed in persuading the Examiner to break the criteria of Chinese Classification Book and consider that both parties’ goods are closely related in function, sales channel and consumers. The CTMO issued the decision in favor of our client. Please click here to download.