Trade mark decision

BL Number
Decision date
7 October 2004
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Registered Proprietor
Omega SA
Applicants for a declaration of invalidity
Omega Engineering Inc
Application for invalidation
Section 47(2) (citing Sections 5(2)(b) & 5(4)(a))


Application for invalidation citing Section 5(2)(b): - Successful.

Application for invalidation citing Section 5(4)(a): - Failed.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks OMEGA stylised v Greek letter omega.


This was one of three closely related actions involving the same parties and heard at the same time; the others, oppositions, are set out in BL O/305/04 and BL O/306/04. This, however, was an invalidity action brought by the opponent in the other cases.

As in those cases, qv, the same CTM application was selected as representing the applicant’s best case.

The Hearing Officer’s consideration and findings under Section 5(2)(b) closely followed those set out in the other decisions and the invalidation action succeeded accordingly, to the same extent and on the same (provisional) terms.

In this case, however, the Hearing Officer went on to find that the applicant’s case under Section 5(4)(a) was insufficient for the purpose and the applications on that ground failed accordingly.

Full decision O/307/04 PDF document54Kb