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Similarity of the trademarks Blancpain and Reapain

In a decision of 10 December 2019 (B-2232/2019), the Federal Administrative Court partially admitted the appeal filed by Blancpain SA against the Swiss Register’s decision rejecting its opposition against the trademark Reapain. The reputation of the trademark Blancpain in the watchmaking industry was recognized, thus allowing it to benefit from a wider scope of protection. Consequently, a risk of confusion was found for jewelry and precious stones as designated in the trademark Reapain. Still, the latter remains valid for precious metals and alloys which are seen as different from watches.

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