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CONTROLOGY TRADEMARK

The application to trademark contrology for education is continuing and is now at publication/objection stage. In accordance with procedures from the Office for Harmonisation of the Internal market we have written to the applicant and requested that the application be withdrawn. In addition key parties have been informed and they have also written to request withdrawal.  Should this request to withdraw be ignored the formal objection by PTA  will be lodged at OHIM.   The Turkish Trademark attempt is not yet at publication stage.

The word contrology is synonymous with Pilates and any attempt to own the word could result in many individuals and businesses being sued for use of the word unless they were part of a group of individuals who perceived that only they had skills and knowledge of Contrology. The PTA will remain uncompromising in our vision to protect the method and protect the public but a monopoly on the use of the word Contrology is not the answer. Updates will continue to be posted.

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