VESSEL vs VesselTIDE PLUS. 2017 04 04
On April 4, 2017, the Appeals division of Lithuanian State Patent Bureau has satisfied opposition No. PNZ-507 of the interested person Alfa Wassermann S.p.A. regarding cancellation of the trademark “VesselTIDE PLUS” Reg. No. 73394 owned by UAB „REAL WAY“.
The Appeals division stated that the main and dominant elements of the comparable trademarks are words “VESSEL” – and they have strong visual and phonetic similarity, because the main element “VESSEL” of the earlier trademarks is fully incorporated into the opposed trademark „VesselTIDE PLUS“. The additional word elements “TIDE” and “PLUS” of the opposed marks are insufficient to eliminate the likelihood of confusion.
All things considered there has been concluded that the opposed mark is confusingly similar to the prior trademarks of the interested person and are registered for the identical goods in class 5.