Apple Inc. v. IOTE BV

Apple Inc.

Case details

Plaintiff: Apple Inc.

Defendant: IOTE BV

Case no.: R0651/2018-1

Jurisdiction: European Union

Industry: Technology

Decision date: 20 Feb, 2019


The parties are active on different markets. Contrary to the findings of the Opposition Division, the recruitment services of the applicant are not identical to the goods and services of the opponent. Furter, the semantic contrast between both marks and the higher level of attention of the relevant public outweigh the likelihood of confusion and the possible link between the marks in conflict even by higher reputation and well-known earlier right. Therefore, the contested decision is confirmed.

Comparison of Trademarks



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