Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/321/02
Decision date
7 August 2002
Hearing Officer
Mr J MacGillivray
Mark
CATALIS
Classes
09, 16, 41, 42
Applicants
Catalis Rail Training Limited
Opponents
Societe Nationale des Chemins de Fer Belges
Opposition
Sections 5(2)(b) & 5(4)(a)

Result

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition failed

Section 5(4)(a) - Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks, THALYS v CATALIS

Summary

The opposition was based on the opponents’ registrations and use of the mark THALYS.

Under Sections 5(2)(b) the Hearing Officer found that both identical and similar goods and services were involved and he went on to compare the marks. The degree of dissimilarity in these, however, led him to the conclusion that there was no likelihood of confusion. This effectively decided the matter under Section 5(4)(a) also.

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