The registrants, Wilson Yang and Chuan Lee, argued that since the name is made up of two English words (a “kris” is a type of Indonesian dagger), it does not violate any trademark. “SilverKris” is the name of the airline’s frequent-flyer lounges.
Needless to say, the WIPO disagreed and awarded the name to Singapore Airlines. Yang and Lee never stood a chance.
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