Trade mark decision

BL Number
O/501/01
Decision date
9 November 2001
Hearing Officer
Mr M Knight
Mark
OROPRAM
Classes
05
Applicant
Omega Farma ehf
Opponent
H Lundbeck A/S
Opposition
Section 5(2)(b)

Result

Section 5(2)(b) - Opposition failed

Points Of Interest

  • 1. Comparison of the marks OROPRAM v SEROPRAM
  • 2. Threshold for confusion in respect of pharmaceuticals

Summary

The opposition to this application for protection in the UK of an International Trade Mark Registration, was based on the opponents’ Community Trade Mark registration of their mark SEROPRAM. The Hearing Officer decided that the basis for opposition was Section 5(2)(b). He found, however, that the marks would not give rise to a likelihood of confusion. The opposition under Section 5(2)(b) therefore failed.

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