Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/307/05
Decision date
15 November 2005
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
Mark
ELEGANCE HOME
Classes
20, 24
Applicant
Saeed Akbar
Opponents
Elégance Rolf Offergelt GmbH
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)*

Result

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

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks MISS ELEGANCE/AE ELÉGANCE v ELEGANCE HOME.

Summary

The opposition was based on a number of registrations of ae (stylised) Elegance or Miss Elegance, in various formats and in various classes.

The Hearing Officer found the applicant's goods to be identical with or similar to the opponents' goods/services. Having compared the marks, however, and having adopted a "global" approach the Hearing Officer found no likelihood of confusion and the opposition failed accordingly.

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