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US Embassy Willing To Help On ‘Bula’ Trademark Row

  The Embassy of the United States of America in Fiji is offering to help the Fijian Government if approached for help in regards to the ‘Bula’ trademark. The word
04 Oct 2018 10:00
US Embassy Willing To Help  On ‘Bula’ Trademark Row
Acting Prime Minister and Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum

 

The Embassy of the United States of America in Fiji is offering to help the Fijian Government if approached for help in regards to the ‘Bula’ trademark.

The word ‘bula’ was trademarked last month by United States businessman, Ross Kashtan.

The Florida businessman owns three “Bula” businesses spread across Florida – Bula Cafe, Bula on the Beach and Bula Coco Beach.

The embassy said: “The Government of Fiji has not approached the US Embassy about this matter.

“The United States has a robust legal system and defined processes for addressing patent, trademark and other intellectual property disputes.”

Last week, Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said preparations were underway to lodge neces¬sary documentation with the United States of America Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr Sayed-Khaiyum also confirmed that the matter would also be raised with the World Intellectual Property Organisation.

Edited by Percy Kean

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