The trademark FOKUS was filed by Monica Vibert, a national of the Federal Republic of Germany (the "Applicant"). The application was published for oppositions on August 5, 2007, and received one opposition filed on November 1, 2007 by Focus Magazin Verlag GmbH on (a) Likelihood of confusion, (b) Unfair advantage and detriment to distinctiveness or repute. the opponent was represented by KANZLEI PROF. SCHWEIZER and proceedings were handled in German, and the oppositon was dismissed by the Euorpean Union Intellectual Property Office with decision issued November 1, 2007
The application was filed in German, and German was also language of all opposition proceedings (English was selected as the second language).
The application claimed as seniority of the Federal Republic of Germany trademark 30640075.8/ registered on October 24, 2006 and filed on June 26, 2006 which was accepted by the office.