A rider and a carriage

Logo Hermes prevails in trademark opposition Hermès is a well known and exclusive French fashion house. Best known for its silk scarves and bags. The logo of Hermès is quite distinctive and unusual consisting of Hermès in a typical font and a horse and carriage with a rider standing before the carriage.

Obviously, Hermès has protected its trademarks. A smart move is the registration of the horse and carriage separately creating the maximum of trademark protection of  this logo.

This registration proves to be very useful in view of a recent opposition decision in France. The logo below was filed by a Chinese company for clothes in France. Hermès filed an opposition and the French trademarks office accepted the opposition in a decision that counts less than three pages! The trademarks office was of the opinion that the logo of the Chinese company was merely an imitation of the logo of Hermès.

Logo dismissed after opposition Hermes

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