MIKrovent vs microvent. 2017 04 25
On April 25, 2017, the Appeals division of Lithuanian State Patent Bureau has satisfied opposition No. PNZ-498 of the interested person MIKROVENT 5 d.o.o. regarding cancellation of the trademark “microvent” Reg. No. 73192 owned by UAB „REKUPERA“.
The Appeals division stated that the main and dominant elements of the comparable trademarks are words „MIKrovent“ and „microvent“. The signs differ only by one letter “k” and “c”, but this difference is not significant. The signs are phonetically identical, since the words “mikrovent” and “microvent” are pronounced identically. The trademarks are identical semantically as well, because they have identical meaning.
In conclusion it was stated that the opposed trademark “MIKrovent” is confusingly similar to the trademark “microvent” of the interested person.