British American Tobacco in an opposition suit filed by Phillip Morris

Arias, Fábrega & Fábrega represented Embassy & Design in the name of British American Tobacco (Brands) Limited, in an opposition suit filed by Phillip Morris against the trademark Embassy and ribbon design, arguing that the ribbon design was similar to its well-known trademarks roof design and Marlboro and design.

Nonetheless, the Judge recognized the originality and distinctiveness of the ribbon design of the trademark Embassy compared to the roof design of Phillip Morris Products, S.A. proving that not all elements with a figure similar to a roof design infringe the rights of Phillip Morris.