Fun Factory failed by OHIM – BBFactory

And these studies, whether in terms of ergonomics or design, are expensive. If a brand such as FunFactory wishes to protect its products and innovations, it must file them in the form of trademarks, patents, etc.

But lately I was able to read that she had been refused an application for registration of the three-dimensional design of one of her products with the OHIM (Internal Market Harmonization Office).

It is clear that (…) the shape of the requested products must adapt to the human body and meet the desired purpose. In this regard, the product concerned, which consists of three interconnected spheres, is intended to achieve a desired result and it is at the very least unlikely (…) that the public concerned retains this geometric shape in the long term as well as the details, moreover very banal

Based on the text of the refusal it is quite difficult to guess precisely which product exactly it is but but by looking a little we can discover that the sex toy in question is the Yooo (see also: Yooo presentation video) which is a stimulator made of three interlocking balls somewhat like a Mickey Mouse head.

This kind of refusal is always a bit embarrassing because a possible plagiarist could take the opportunity to release a copy of this product based on the fact that a high European trademark authority did not consider the design specific enough to file it…

PS: If you know the exact model in question in this story I am interested!

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