Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG v. Rewe-Zentral AG

Lidl Stiftung & Co. KG

Case details

Defendant: Rewe-Zentral AG

Case no.: O/339/01

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Industry: Food and Drink

Decision date: 09 Aug, 2001


The opposition was based on the opponents’ mark SOLEVITA, registered in Class 32. Under Section 5(2)(b) the Hearing Officer found no real likelihood of confusion. Under Section 5(3) he found that the case had not been established, neither, under Section 5(4)(a) did he see how the opponents were likely to suffer damage. There was no evidence to establish bad faith on the part of the applicants as to their intentions to use the mark on the full range of goods specified.

Comparison of Trademarks