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MONO Blue-Black and white three-color patterns were registered as “trademarks consisting only of colors”

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Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd. (Head Office: 6-Chome, Toshima, Kita-ku, Tokyo, President: Akihiro Ogawa) is a symbol of the “MONO” brand that has been used for many years as a brand MONO of Plastic Eraser , the three colors of blue and white On March 1, 2017, the JPO announced that the registration was recognized as a “trademark consisting only of color” (registration Assessment). In response to this, the company promptly conducted various procedures, and on March 10 of the same year, the brand’s blue-black-and-white three-color pattern was registered as a “trademark consisting only of colors”, and it was legally effective. Our registration is the first trademark consisting only of color. In addition, since the JPO Trademark Gazette was issued on April 11, the company reported it on this date.
This registration has been made to ensure that we maintain the quality of the MONO brand products at a high level, and that we have consistently used the blue-and-white three-color pattern for the product. We understand that this color pattern has been widely recognized to have value as a trademark with the source display function and the quality assurance function. We will continue to proactively engage in brand protection activities to further enhance the value of the brand.
The following is a summary of trademarks consisting only of our registered colors.
■ Registration number No. 5930334

Trademark Registration Certificate

■ Trademarks consisting only of trademark colors (figure below)
■ Trademark owner Tombow Pencil Co., Ltd.
■ Application number Business application 2015-029914
■ Filing date: April 1, 2015
■ Date of registration: March 10, 2017
■ Designation Product # 16 Plastic Eraser

A trademark consisting only of color

 

 

 

 

 

[Origin of MONO]
The three-color pattern of MONO blue and black is not changed for 48 years, adopted in the paper case (called sleeve) that is wrapped in the main body of “MONO Plastic Eraser ” which was released in 1969. Even after the expansion of the varieties, the blue-black and white three-color patterns have been developed in a unified style based on the design rules.
[Development of MONO]
Mono Plastic Eraser , which became the launch of the three-color pattern OF The Mono brand, currently has 10 varieties and 18 species (the product that introduces the three-color pattern OF the Mono brand), about 30% in the Plastic Eraser Market for Clerical learning (2015/ It is a top brand with the share of our estimated). In addition, the product field of the MONO brand which develops in three color patterns is a pencil kind, a Correction Tape , a part of the mechanical pencil, a Spare Leads , Each product is 31 varieties, 117 species (the number of items that count the difference between color pattern and size 1).
[MONO trademark]
MONO is a conventional trademark registered (no characters) colored graphic trademark arranged three colors of color (registration No. 4268401, Registration date 1999/4/30), and the color of the plane arranged the alphabet of MONO to the Colored Graphic trademark (registration No. 4268402, Registration date 1999/4/30), and in addition to the three-dimensional colored three-dimensional trademark (registration No. 4370038, Registration date 2000/3/24), on March 10, 2017, the three-color blue-and-white pattern was registered as a trademark consisting only of color.

Mono Plastic Eraser , a typical product OF the Mono brand

MONO Plastic Eraser series with blue-black and white three-color patterns

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