Avon Products Inc v. Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG

Avon Products Inc

Case details

Case no.: O/066/02

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Industry: Food and Drink

Decision date: 15 Feb, 2002


The opponents opposition was based on their ownership of a registration for the mark AVON COMORES in Class 3, which had been applied for on 18 March 1996 and registered on 15 November 1996. The applicants' mark was applied for on 2 October 1996. The opponents also claimed to have commenced use of their mark in October 1996 but in the context of Section 5(4)(a) - Passing Off - were unable to show that they had a reputation in their mark at the relevant date ie 2 October 1996. The opponents thus failed in this ground of opposition.

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