Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/070/00
Decision date
24 February 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
Mark
BARON DE LA TORRE
Classes
33
Applicants
Inigo Cavero Lataillade
Opponents
Miguel Torres S.A.
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

  • None

Summary

In the light of the BALMORAL case the Hearing Officer concluded that the goods at issue must be considered as similar. The matter therefore came down to a comparison of marks. The opponent’s marks consisted of or contained various references to TOWERS or TORRES. The Hearing Officer concluded, however, that the word TORRE in the applicant’s mark was no more the essential feature than the word BARON. In consequence he concluded that there was no danger of confusion and the opposition failed accordingly.

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