Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V. v. Charalambous Portelli

Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V.

Case details

Case no.: O/389/03

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Industry: Technology

Decision date: 15 Dec, 2003


On a comparison of the marks the Hearing Officer found ‘only a small degree of similarity’ and this was ‘outweighed by the different significations of the words’. There was no likelihood of confusion and the opposition under Section 5(2)(b) failed accordingly. The Section 5(3) ground had been pleaded in the alternative in case the goods were found to be dissimilar; they were not. The ground would have failed in any event in the light of the finding on the respective marks.

Comparison of Trademarks