Monopoly on opoly — Hasbro's registered trademark

Daniel Alexander QC, sitting as an appointed person at the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), has upheld a hearing officer’s decision, allowing Hasbro’s opposition to the registration of GALATOPOLY in a slightly stylised font for games and certain related products. The opposition was based on Hasbro’s earlier registered trademarks for MONOPOLY for games.

The applicant’s game is apparently inspired by and based on the Holy Bible and was developed for sale in outlets specialising in Christian teaching…

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