Case Summaries

+Mayca Patrimonial S.L. v Neoteck Technology Limited

Date: 18 May 2017

Tribunal:  EUIPO

Issue: EUTM Opposition – Likelihood of Confusion

Outcome: Opposition filed against client’s EUTM application successfully dismissed on Proof of Use grounds 

+Design Invalidity No ICD 9 967 He Jiantao v Eronde Technology Limited

Date: 23 July 2016

Tribunal:  EUIPO

Issue: Validity of design registration

Outcome: RCD No 002698597 - 0004 successfully invalidated on behalf of client on grounds of lacking individual character

+Opposition № B 002123142 Teamzero Limited v Sabrina Gage

Date: 26 June 2015

Tribunal:  OHIM

Issue: CTM Opposition - Likelihood of Confusion

Outcome: Opposition on behalf of client succeeded in respect of core goods and services

+Opposition № B 001983157 NBNK Investments Plc v NCG Banco S.A.

Date: 9 September 2014

Tribunal:  OHIM

Issue: CTM Opposition - Likelihood of Confusion

Outcome: Opposition on behalf of client succeeded in respect of core goods and services

+UDRP Case № D2014-0097 British Sky Broadcasting Group PLC v Chodhry Umar Hayat Sandha
Date: 15 April 2014
Tribunal:  WIPO
Issue: Domain Name Complaint
Outcome: Domain Name transferred to employer Complainant
+UDRP Case № D 2013-1999 Southall Travel Limited v. Michael Marcovici, Moniker Privacy Services
Date: 3 March 2014
Tribunal: WIPO
Issue: Domain Name Complaint
Outcome: Domain Name transferred to client Complainant
+Opposition № B 002069527 Pretersa Prenavisa v WinGram Indus Co Ltd
Date: 10 September 2013
Tribunal: OHIM
Issue: CTM Opposition - Likelihood of Confusion
Outcome: Opposition defeated against client's core goods and services
+Cir Ct 2012 No.5479 Noel Brennan v Associated Newspapers (Ireland) Limited
Date: 25 January 2013
Tribunal: Circuit Court of Ireland
Issue: Copyright Infringement - Photograph
Outcome: Settlement reached in favour of client
+Opposition B001657306 Fabergé Limited v Tatiana Faberge S.A
Date: 5 October 2012
Tribunal: OHIM
Issue: CTM Opposition – Likelihood of Confusion, Detriment to Distinctive character Passing off
Outcome: Contested application withdrawn after filing of evidence and legal arguments on behalf of client
+Opposition 0/103/12 Reckitt Benckiser v Sandra Amalia Mary Elliot
Date: 7 March 2012
Tribunal: UK Intellectual Property Office, Trade Marks Registry
Issue: CTM Opposition – Likelihood of Confusion
Outcome: Appealed to Appointed Person
+Opposition B001562555 Procter & Gamble v Oral 7 International Pty Ltd
Date: 7 November 2011
Tribunal: OHIM
Issue: CTM Opposition – Likelihood of Confusion, Detriment to Distinctive character Passing off
Outcome: Opposition successfully contested in favour of client
+R0543/2008-4 - Mars Inc v Trademarks & Designs Registration Office of the European Union (OHIM)
Date: 23 September 2008
Tribunal: OHIM Board of Appeal
Issue: Appeal against refusal of application
Outcome: Appeal upheld and refusal was overturned
+Opp No. B926892 - Mars Inc v Elanko (Hellas) Aebe
Date: 27 March 2008
Tribunal: OHIM – Opposition Division & Board of Appeal
Issue: Opposition – Likelihood of Confusion
Outcome: Opposition on behalf of client succeeded in its entirety. Decision upheld on appeal
+Opposition No: B 817 272 - Johannes Teiser – v Mars, Incorporated
Date: 23 April 2007
Tribunal: OHIM
Issue: CTM Opposition – Likelihood of Confusion
Outcome: Opposition successfully contested on behalf of client
+OPP N0s 47147-8 Sun Microsystems Inc v News Group Newspapers Limited
Date: 29 April 2003
Tribunal: UK Intellectual Property Office
Issue: Likelihood of Confusion
Outcome: Opposition on behalf of client partially upheld by Appointed Person
+186 C 000269415/1 - CB Richard Ellis –v- Groupement Carte Bleue
Date: 17 December 2003
Tribunal: OHIM – Cancellation Division
Issue: Invalidation on Absolute Grounds
Outcome: Partial invalidity on behalf of client
+2001 R.P.C.25 - Viglen Limited v Sun Microsystems Inc
Date: 21 November 2001
Tribunal: UK Intellectual Property Office - Trade Marks Registry
Issue: Security for Costs
Outcome: Application for Security for Costs successfully contested on behalf of client
+0/586/01 - CB Richard Ellis –v- Groupement Carte Bleue
Date: 7 November 2001
Tribunal: UK Intellectual Property Office (Trade Marks Registry)
Issue: Revocation on summary judgement
Outcome: Registrations successfully revoked on behalf of client
+123/2000 - Actel S.C.L v Actel Corporation
Date: 28 January 2001
Tribunal: OHIM – Opposition Division
Issue: Opposition
Outcome: Opposition successfully contested on behalf of client