In an appellate ruling on February 9, 2015, MOEA revoked the TIPO's decision which rejected an application for registration of the mark "杜老爺" [means "Du Esquire"] on goods in Class 29 by reason of lack of distinctiveness.  MOEA indicated that through extensive use for a long time, the applicant's same "杜老爺" mark had acquired distinctiveness as to "ice creams" in Class 30.  Ice cream' products normally are produced with ingredients such as milk, butter and/or fruits.  Despite the fact that the designated goods "milk, milk shake, dairy products, butterine, nuts, jams, eggs, etc." are goods designated to a different class, they are potential ingredients for producing ice creams and, hence, are closely relative to ice creams in nature.  TIPO erred in finding that the "杜老爺" mark did not acquire secondary meaning as to the aforesaid designated goods in Class 29 merely because that the goods belong to a different class.