Trademark Opposition in the Andean Community

Trisk Motor AG., a German SME producing spare parts for vehicles, is introducing its business in the Latin American market. In order to do so, they registered their trademark “TriskMotor” (Wordmark) in Peru, Argentina and Brazil within Class 12 of the Nice Classification.

On the other hand, Auto Pirámide S.A., a company from Ecuador devoted to the commercialization of national spare parts for vehicles, with great success across the country, filed an application for the  registration of the wordmark “TryssMotor” in Ecuador to identify goods within Class 12 of the Nice Classification.

As soon as the trademark application was published by the IEPI (Ecuadorian Trademark Office), the IP lawyers of Trisk Motor detected it and informed their clients about a possible likelihood of confusion between the two marks.