Bridgestone-brand ruling kills ‘one’ bid with two ‘stones’

DeestoneSingapore – The intellectual property office of Singapore (IPOS) has decided in favour of Thai tire-maker Deestone to maintain its brand in the face of opposition from Bridgestone Corp.

According to the Singaporean Business Times, the decision followed a “failed application” by Bridgestone under the Singapore Trade Marks Act, opposing the use of “stone” mark in the brand.

The Japanese tire-maker, which manufactures tires under Bridgestone and Firestone brands, is claiming that the word “stone” constitutes its family…

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