Trademark coexistence agreement in Bolivia

The Croatian SME “SUCHOC”, devoted to handmade chocolates production, filed its Trademark application “KEKSI” before the National Service of Intellectual Property of Bolivia (SENAPI) without conducting a prior trademark search.

Once the application was published in the Official Gazette, the Bolivian company “BOCHIC” filed an opposition based on likelihood of confusion with its prior Trademark “KEKIS” to protect candy and chewing gum.