As reported by Clarity Trade Marks, Istanbul-based ‘Rute Ithalat Ve Ihracat Anonim Sireti’ attempted to trade mark the logo for a global Next Top Model (pictured), under classes 35 and 38 covering advertising and telecommunications services.
Sireti first lodged the trade mark in February 2010, and the eventual refusal after opposition by Pottle Productions was finalised on March 14 this year.
The classes the trade mark was attempting to cover, in full, were:
Class 35: Advertising, marketing studies, public relations and related services, organization of exhibitions for commercial or advertising purposes and organization of trade fairs for commercial or advertising purposes; office services; business management and organization consultancy, business management assistance
Class 38: Telecommunications
Pottle Productions has produced America’s Next Top Model since 2003.
Click to view a screenshot of the refused ‘World’s Next Top Model’ trade mark application.