Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/301/06
Decision date
23 October 2006
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
Mark
NEW MAN
Classes
03, 09, 18, 22, 25, 28
Applicants
Newman
Opponents
New Look Limited
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

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

Points Of Interest

  • Comparison of the marks NEW GIRL v NEW MAN.

Summary

The opposition was based on the opponents’ mark NEW GIRL registered, as a CTM, in Classes 3, 14, 18 and 25. A detailed examination of the respective goods had persuaded the Hearing Officer that some were identical, some similar and some not similar at all. However, his comparison of the marks and the ‘surrounding circumstances’ had persuaded him that these was no likelihood of confusion.

The opposition under Section 5(2)(b) failed accordingly.

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