Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/050/05
Decision date
28 February 2005
Hearing Officer
Mr J MacGillivray
Mark
CIS CONTENTS
Classes
06, 09, 19, 20, 35, 36, 37
Applicant
Co-Operative Insurance Society Limited
Opponent
CISA S.p.A.
Opposition
Sections 5(2)(b) & 5(4)(a)

Result

Section 5(2)(b): - Opposition partially successful.

Section 5(4)(a): - Opposition failed.

Points Of Interest

  • Comparison of the marks CISA & device v CIS CONTENTS.

Summary

This was one of five closely related actions (four oppositions and one invalidation) involving the same parties and brought on the same grounds. All four oppositions were directed solely at the applications in Classes 6 & 9. In each case the opponent cites the same registration as the basis for the Sections 5(2)(b) objection.

The Hearing Officer’s assessment and findings were the same, mutatis mutandis, as those set out in BL O/047/05,q.v.

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