The trademark ALPA was filed by SOCIETE MERIDIONALE DE FORMULATION (Société Anonyme à Conseil d'Administration), a corporation established under the laws of the French Republic (the "Applicant"). The application was published for oppositions on October 31, 2004, and received two oppositions.
There are two Oppositions claimed against trademark.
The first opposition filed on January 31, 2005 by Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V. on Likelihood of confusion. the opponent was represented by Zonneveld, Hendrik Jan and its proceedings were handled in English The second opposition filed on January 27, 2005 by DAW SE on Likelihood of confusion. the opponent was represented by FPS PARTNERSCHAFT VON RECHTSANWÄLTEN MBB and its proceedings were handled in English
The application was filed in French, and French was also language of all opposition proceedings (English was selected as the second language).
The application claimed as seniority of the French Republic trademark 98/728.896 and filed on April 13, 1998 which was accepted by the office.