Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/327/08
Decision date
12 December 2008
Hearing Officer
Mr M Foley
Mark
RENAISSANCE/Renaissance
Classes
11, 20, 21
Applicant
Bristan Limited
Opponent
Renaissance Hotel Holdings Inc
Opposition
Sections 5(3) & 5(4)(a)

Result

Section 5(3): Opposition failed Section 5(4)(a): Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

  • None

Summary

The alleged clash in this case was between the bathroom equipment and accessories in classes 11, 20 & 21 and the hotel activities of the opponents; the opponents also claimed to have ‘moved into’ the sale of bathroom products, all using the mark ‘RENAISSANCE’.

Having examined all the evidence, however, the Hearing Officer did not accept that the use of the mark applied for would be detrimental to the character or respect of the opponents’ mark and he further found no likelihood of damage to the opponents’ goodwill or reputation.

The opposition accordingly failed under both section 5(3) & 5(4)(a)

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