Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/305/00
Decision date
22 August 2000
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
ZOOM
Classes
01
Applicant
Eastman Kodak Company
Opponent
Agfa-Gevaert AG
Opposition
Sections 3(1)(a), (b), (c) & (d), 3(3)(b) & 3(6)

Result

Opposition succeeded under Sections 3(1)(b) & (c)

Opposition failed under Sections 3(1)(a) & 3(1)(d)

Opposition failed under Section 3(3)(b)

Opposition under Section 3(6) dismissed no evidence provided

Points Of Interest

  • None

Summary

The Hearing Officer found from the evidence that the word ZOOM is an apt name for sensitized photographic film. The evidence did not however show that the public would be deceived as to the natural quality or geographic origin of the products if the mark were applied to any of the applicants' goods.

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