(PRWEB) June 28, 2011
Gavin Hutcheson of Queensland, Australia has successfully won a three year trade mark battle with global giant Nokia communications. Hutcheson trade marked the work OXI in Feb 2008 for a range of gsm mobile products on behalf of OXI PLC In South Africa.
In the trade mark hearing in Sydney, Australia, Hearing officer Bianca Irgand heard from the parties in case number 1226080 2011 ATMO 10.
Nokia claimed via their counsel, Blake Dawson in Sydney Australia, that customers could confuse the word OXI with OVI. Australian court official Bianca Irgand dismissed Nokias claims and awarded full costs against Nokia.
Both Hutcheson and OXI were said to be pleased by the result, and both commented that it was a good result for smaller companies operating in the GSM arena which is dominated by Global Corporations. A spokesman for Oxi commented that time limits should be set on Intellectual property hearings, as the costs of a three year wait ran into hundreds of thousands of dollars for the smaller companies, which caused further financial hardship in the global recession.