Mustafa Al Sharawi Sons Co. a local company has applied for the registration of the trademark ALBA in Class 30 in respect of confectionery, chewing gum, toffee, nougat, candies. The application was published in the Official Gazette No.375 dated 28 November 2007.
Our client, Seiko Holdings Kabushiki Kaisha, uses and owns the well-known trademark ALBA in class 14 in respect of watches, clocks, other horological instruments and parts thereof, in Jordan and abroad, and filed an opposition against the said application.
We based our case on the well-known trademark of our client, the registration of ALBA, even if in another class, as this will confuse the public regarding its connection with Seiko.
After full litigation, the Registrar decided to cancel the opposed trademark ALBA in Class 30.