PUMA AG RUDOLF DASSLER SPORT
(German company – now: PUMA SE)
against the Greek company I. TSAKIRIS AE
The Greek company I.TSAKIRIS AE, in order to take advantage of the preference of the Greek consumers for the famous PUMA shoes and especially for a new design of shoes with three special characteristics, distributed onto the Greek market a kind of shoes with these three specific characteristics of PUMA's design.
The Court of 1st Inst. of Athens approved PUMA's Normal Action against I.TSAKIRIS AE through its decision No. 2258/04 and ordered the opponent party, among other requirements, to stop the sale and distribution onto the Greek market of all kinds of shoes with the specific characteristics of PUMA's design and destroy all the remaining quantity of the above products.
TSAKIRIS AE appealed the above decision and their Appeal was rejected by the decision No. 5775/2005 of the Court of Appeal.
PUMA AG RUDOLF DASSLER SPORT (now: PUMA SE)
against Mr. Sergios Koutoulakis
The Greek trader Sergios Koutoulakis, acting in bad faith, applied for a figurative trademark almost identical to PUMA’s famous “jumping puma” trademark, so as to confuse the customers and sell fake PUMA products.
PUMA filed an opposition against the said application before the Greek Administrative Trademark Committee, which upheld the opposition in its entirety through decision No. 6670/2012 and consequently rejected the infringing trademark application. The Committee’s decision is irrevocable.