Gallup International Association vs Gallup Inc
The practice group IP&T represented Gallup International Association (“GIA”), a Swiss Foundation active in the field of market surveys and opinion polls.
GIA is the legacy of Dr Gallup known for establishing the so-called Gallup poll. Never mind that the trade mark is registered in the name of Gallup Inc, a former member of the association, AKD successfully defended the use of the Gallup name and trade mark by the association.
Gallup Inc. went on appeal, the case is pending before the Appellate Court in Amsterdam. In October 2009 the pleadings before the Appellate Court will take place.