Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/393/01
Decision date
10 September 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
SAFRA BANK
Classes
36
Registered Proprietor
Banco Safra S.A.
Applicants for Declaration of Invalidity
Safra S.A
Application for Invalidation
Section 47(2)(a)

Result

Section 47(2)(a): - Application for invalidation successful.

Points Of Interest

  • Section 56 provides a basis for opposition or invalidation; it does not serve as a defence in invalidation proceedings.

Summary

This was one of four closely related actions. In this case the marks involved were SAFRA BANK v SAFRA . The Hearing Officer found a likelihood of confusion and granted the application. For a fuller summary of the other issues see the note on BL O/391/01.

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