Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/213/01
Decision date
2 May 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr M Reynolds
Mark
SILVER SURFER
Classes
25, 28
Applicant
silversurfer.uk.ltd
Opponent
Marvel Characters Inc
Opposition
Section 5(1)

Result

Section 5(1) - Opposition successful

Points Of Interest

  • None

Summary

The opposition was principally founded on the opponents’ earlier CTM application for registration of their mark SILVER SURFER in classes 9, 16, 25 and 28. (At the time the CTM application was made, the UK Registry was not able to search earlier CTMs. The marks being identical and the goods the same, the Hearing Officer found the opposition successful under Section 5(1).

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