Lidl Stiftung & Co Kg v. Zytronic Displays Limited

Lidl Stiftung & Co Kg

Case details

Case no.: O/258/08

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Industry: Food and Drink

Decision date: 23 Sep, 2008


Under Section 5(2)(b) the Hearing Officer compared the respective marks TRONIC and ZYTRONIC, and while he accepted that there was a degree of similarity there was also an element which distinguished them. In particular the Hearing Officer observed that the ZY element has a huge effect in that it helps to create a mark ZYTRONIC which does not bring to mind the opponent’s mark TRONIC. The Hearing Officer went on to dismiss the opposition.

Comparison of Trademarks