Volkswagen claimed opposition when GoTo The Future LTD Company started procedure of registration of trade mark GTR.
Volkswagen reasoned that the claimed trademark is similar to the degree of blending with the GTE brand owned by Volkswagen.
In addition, the position of Volkswagen was based on the fact that the goods for which Go To The Future LTD register their trademark are identical with the goods produced by Volkswagen.
The UK Office of Intellectual Property had been hearing the dispute for one year. As a result, ILF “KODEX” won the dispute.
The UK Office of Intellectual Property took into consideration such factors as the purpose, price, characteristics, suitability and cost-effectiveness of goods, sold under this trademark.
In the rejection decision the attention the difference in consumer audiences is paid to. Go To The Future LTD is a well-known UK manufacturer of gyroscuters, while Volkswagen uses a trademark to designate cars.
In addition, The UK Intellectual Property Office has ordered Volkswagen to pay compensation to Go To The Future LTD.
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