The trademark ROTO was filed by Douglas Hanford, a national of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the "Applicant") and James Hanford, a national of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the "Co-Applicant", and jointly with the "Applicant" referred to as the "Applicants" going forward). The application was published for oppositions on February 28, 2010, and received one opposition filed on May 31, 2010 by ROTO podjetje za predelavo in trženje d.o.o. on Likelihood of confusion. the opponent was represented by PATENTNA PISARNA D.O.O. and proceedings were handled in English, and the oppositon was dismissed by the Euorpean Union Intellectual Property Office with decision issued May 31, 2010
The application was filed in English, and English was also language of all opposition proceedings (French was selected as the second language).