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Action against counterfeits


Publication date
26 May 2020
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency
Publication type
  • Case study


The German SME ‘Fordermorder GmbH’, specialised in the manufacturing of machine components, decided to expand their business to Latin America and Argentina was selected as the first destination. The EU SME was aware of the importance of IP protection, and decided to register the company’s name and logo as trade marks, as well as the name of their star product “Zeit”. The trade mark applications were filed for products included in Class 7 of the Nice Classification: machines and machine tools; motors and engines (except for land vehicles); machine coupling and transmission components (except for land vehicles); agricultural implements other than hand-operated, etc.


26 MAY 2020
Case study - Action against counterfeits