Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/420/02
Decision date
14 October 2002
Hearing Officer
Mr G Salthouse
Mark
CHF1 CHANNEL F1
Classes
03, 04, 09, 14, 16, 18, 25, 28, 32, 35, 38, 41, 42
Applicant
Channel F1 Limited
Opponent
Formula One Licensing BV and Formula One Administration Limited
Opposition
Sections 3(6); 5(2)(b); 5(3) & 5(4)(a)* (*other grounds under Section 3(1) were cited but withdrawn at the hearing).

Result

Section 3(6) - Opposition failed.

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

Section 5(3) - Opposition failed.

Section 5(4)(a) - Opposition failed.

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks F1 FORMULA 1 v CH F1 CHANNEL F1.

Summary

This case, though involving a slightly different mark, was closely related to that heard as BL O/419/02, qv. The Hearing Officer’s consideration and findings were, mutatis mutandis, the same as in that case.

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