Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/002/08
Decision date
4 January 2008
Appointed Person
Professor Ruth Annand
Mark
MAGIC HOME CHEF
Classes
21
Applicant/Appellant
Philip Maitland-Kraft
Opponents/Respondents
Maytag International Inc
Opposition
Appeal to the Appointed Person against the decision of the Registrar’s Hearing Officer in opposition proceedings.

Result

Appeal dismissed

Points Of Interest

  • Comparison of the goods; electrical v non-electrical items of kitchen equipment.
  • See also BL O/235/07

Summary

At first instance (see BL O/235/07) the Hearing officer had found the opponents successful under Section 5(2)(b).

The applicant appealed to the Appointed Person, claiming that the Hearing Officer had been wrong in his finding of similarity in the respective products. The Appointed Person, however, upheld the decision of the Hearing Officer.

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