Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/218/04
Decision date
22 July 2004
Hearing officer
Mr J MacGillivray
Mark
e eurodrive car rental the web's favourite car rental company
Classes
39
Applicant
Eurodrive Car Rental Ltd
Opponent
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Company
Opposition
Sections 5(2)(b) and 5(3) (* further grounds under Sections 5(1), 5(2)(a) and 5(4)(b) were cited in the pleadings but were withdrawn subsequently).

Result

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition failed.

Section 5(3) - Opposition failed.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Family of marks.
  • 2. Comparison of 'e' mark v 'e*eurodrive car rental the web's favourite car rental company'.

Summary

This was one of two closely related actions, heard on the same day. The other is set out in BL O/217/04. The evidence and the matters in issue were essentially the same as in BL O/217/04 and the result, mutatis mutandis, was the same also.

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