Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/361/01
Decision date
15 August 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
SPREDIOL
Classes
05
Applicant
Biofarma S.A.
Opponent
Mundipharma AG
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

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

Points Of Interest

  • Comparison of the marks SPREDIOL v SUPREDOL

Summary

The opposition was based on the opponents’ UK registrations of their mark SUPREDOL, in Class 5. Considering this matter under Section 5(2)(b) the Hearing Officer found the goods to be identical but considered that the ‘superficial similarities’ between the marks were "more than counterbalanced by the differences" and all factors considered there was no realistic likelihood of confusion. The opposition failed.

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