Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/057/08
Decision date
26 February 2008
Hearing Officer
Mrs A Corbett
Mark
O & OH (two applications) (stylised & device)
Classes
05, 35, 39
Applicants
Opal Healthcare Limited
Opponents
Affinity Petcare SA
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

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

Points Of Interest

  • Comparison of the marks; colour differences

Summary

The opposition, which was directed at the Class 5 and 35 goods, only, was based on an earlier mark comprising an orange disc pierced off-centre, by a smaller white disc. The marks applied for comprised a lime green disc with a smaller disc within it in blue; again, off-centre. One of the marks applied for also included a stylised letter H. Although identical goods were involved the differences in the marks, particularly the colour differences, persuaded the Heading Officer that there was no likelihood of confusion.

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