Solvay Duphar BV v. Johnson & Johnson

Solvay Duphar BV

Case details

Plaintiff: Solvay Duphar BV

Case no.: O/040/99

Jurisdiction: United Kingdom

Industry: Pharmaceuticals

Decision date: 03 Feb, 1999


The opponents based their opposition on their own mark COLOFAC, registered in Class 5. The Hearing Officer considered the rival goods to be identical. The matter therefore came down to a comparison of the marks COLOFAC v COLOCALM, and in this the Hearing Officer found no likelihood of confusion. The Hearing Officer made no finding under Section 5(4).

Comparison of Trademarks