Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 49 (Apr)
Court: Court of First Instance of the European Communities (First Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Cooke (President), Labucka and Trstenjak

Judgment Dates: 5 April 2006

Catchwords

European community - Trade marks - 'Likelihood of confusion' - Trade mark application opposed on grounds of similarity with earlier mark - Application for word sign 'ECHINAID' - Earlier trade mark 'ECHINACIN' - Whether Board of Appeal entitled to find relevant consumers likely to pay more attention to the endings of marks rather than to the descriptive prefix - Council Regulation (EC) 40/94, art 8(1)(b).

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