Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/344/01
Decision date
9 August 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr M Knight
Mark
FUNDERPANTS
Classes
25
Applicant
Milords International Limited
Opponent
Canadelle Limited Partnership
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition succeeded

Points Of Interest

  • None.

Summary

The opponents opposition was based on their ownership of a registration for the marks WUNDERPANTS, WONDAPANTS, WUNDARPANTS (series of 3) registered in Class 25 for identical goods to those claimed by the applicant.

The outcome of the opposition therefore rested on a comparison of the respective marks. While the Hearing Officer noted that there was some visual difference between the respective marks he decided that they were so close aurally that there was a real likelihood of confusion. Opposition succeeded.

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