Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/315/02
Decision date
2 August 2002
Hearing Officer
Mr M Knight
Mark
TY-BO
Classes
41
Applicants
Mr R St Clair
Opponents
NCP Marketing Group Inc
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

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

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Honest concurrent use.

Summary

The opposition was based on the opponents= registrations of TAE-Bo in Classes 9, 18, 25 and 41, in both the UK and the EU.

The Hearing Officer first considered the similarity of the goods/services. The services, he decided were the same, and some of the opponents= goods were similar to the applicant=s services. He went on to compare the marks. He found them similar, such as to give rise to a likelihood of confusion. Although he was not required to do so he considered the applicant=s evidence which might have supported a claim to honest concurrent use. Even considering it as a relevant factor, it did not displace his finding of a likelihood of confusion, he decided.

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