Philippines – Marks Confusingly Similar Despite Differing Uses of Pharmaceuticals

In a case decided in March 2012, Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi-Adventis, successfully opposed the registration of COMAXIN in Class 5 by Getz Bros Philippines, Inc. based on the mark’s confusing similarity to the opponent’s mark COMBAXIM. In deciding the opposition, the Bureau of Legal Affairs (BLA) of the Intellectual Property Office of […]