Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/057/05
Decision date
4 March 2005
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
AAA
Classes
09, 16, 18, 25, 35, 38, 41, 45
Applicant
Triple A Multimedia Group Limited
Opponent
Triple A Group Limited
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

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

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks. TRIPLE A & device of letter As v device of letter A's.
  • 2. Comparison of the services in Classes 35, 38 & 45; "offering business advice on employment is entirely different to running an employment agency".

Summary

The opposition was based on a registration of a device mark comprising three letter As. interlinked, in Class 35, and a registration of the words TRIPLE A, also in Class 35. Only the applicant's specification in Classes 35, 38 and 45 were opposed.

Having compared the marks, (which had some phonetic and conceptual similarities and, in the case of the device marks some visual similarity also), and the services, the Hearing Officer found no likelihood of confusion. The opposition failed accordingly.

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